Samsung to sell Windows 8 tablets in H2 2012

Samsung to sell Windows 8 tablets in H2 2012Nokia and Dell have voiced their excitement about the prospect of Windows 8-based tablets, and HP has confirmed it’ll support the OS next year with some slate action.

Samsung is the latest manufacturer to officially jump on board, though that won’t come as much of a surprise considering the role the South Koreans played at the Windows 8 launch a few months ago.

Back in September, Samsung gave away 5,000 Windows 8-rockin’ tablets to attendees of Microsoft’s Build conference. Those lucky sonsof…

The Samsung Windows 8 tablet boasts a meaty 11.6in 1366 x 768 Super PLS display, 1.6GHz dual-core Intel i5 processor, 64GB internal storage and 4GB RAM.

Sounds impressive, non? Alas, it’s a limited edition beast specifically made for developers so they can get started on cranking out apps for the spanking new platform.

However, don’t start sobbing just yet. Uhm Kyu Ho, head of sales and marketing for Samsung’s PC business, has confirmed that the South Korean manufacturer will start selling Windows 8 tablets in the second half of 2012, starting with a modified version of its Series 7 slate.

Windows 7 really wasn’t designed with tablets in mind, so we’re excited to see what impact Windows 8 might have on the market when it arrives next year.

via: Microsoft News

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Certinfy  Nov. 11, 2011 at 16:58

Definitely going to get a Windows 8 tablet when a good one comes out and this may just be the one I get.

This is exactly what I thought a tablet would be right from the beginning, none of that mobile OS nonsense.

Stelph  Nov. 12, 2011 at 06:47

True, when windows 8 is out and supports the ARM architecture then It will Bea very interesting market, although how interesting depends on the number of software that are updated to support ARM and also updated with a touchscreen rather than mouse/keyboard as main input! That could be a sticking point with future windows tablets and legacy programs

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