Toshiba leaves Windows RT circle

Toshiba has said it wont be one of the Windows RT adoptees just yet; it says that this decision was based on the fact that there was a delay affecting components for the device

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Toshiba leaves Windows RT circle Toshiba has said it wont be one of the Windows RT adoptees just yet; it says that this decision was based on the fact that there was a delay affecting components for the device.
By  Clayton Vallabhan Published  August 15, 2012

This Monday, Microsoft announced that Dell, Lenovo and Samsung would be the latest manufacturers to join the Windows RT party.

However, a day later, Toshiba, a long time rumoured partner, pulled out and said it will exit the Windows RT powered market before the launch in November.

This however does not mean it’s bowing out from Microsoft’s new OS. It will still manufacture and bring to market tablets that run on Microsoft Windows 8.

"Toshiba has decided not to introduce Windows RT models due to delayed components that would make a timely launch possible," said Eric Paulsen, a U.S.-based Toshiba spokesman, in a statement.

"For the time being, Toshiba will focus on bringing Windows 8 products to the market," Paulsen continued. "We will continue to look into the possibility of Windows RT products in the future while monitoring market conditions."

It is unclear at this time which specific components were delayed and whether this might spell trouble for other manufacturers dependent on launching their devices with Windows RT.

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