Samsung to withdraw ATIV Tab in Germany ‘and other European countries’

Samsung to withdraw ATIV Tab in Germany ‘and other European countries’When it comes to Samsung and Windows-based smartphones/tablets, I reckon even “semi-committed” is a bit of a stretch.

The Windows 8 RT-rockin’ Samsung ATIV Tab, for example, has only hit select territories to date, but we’re hearing that it’s being withdrawn from various European markets, including Germany.

German-language sites Heise Online and Mobile Geeks both report that Samsung is to withdraw the ATIV Tab from sale in Germany and other as-yet-unspecified European countries, on account of low sales.

That’s the word out of CeBIT, which is currently going down in Hanover, Germany. It’s the “world’s leading high-tech event”, don’t you know?

Having a scout around on Amazon, Expansys and Clove, it appears that the Samsung ATIV Tab is still available in the UK for now, but with a price tag circa £500 and Windows 8 RT on OS duties, it’s no wonder sales are low.

It’s thought that Samsung’s retreat applies only to Windows 8 RT. If you fancy full-fat Windows 8 Pro, you can always grab the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro for, like, £1,000. Beautiful.

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Pondlife  Mar. 6, 2013 at 18:07

Who else had forgotten it existed?

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 6, 2013 at 18:39

Samsung also cut 10-15% off the price for the WP8 Ativ S in Russia and across Europe.

Pondlife  Mar. 6, 2013 at 21:36

Wonder if anyone else noticed

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 6, 2013 at 23:00

Probably not ...

B1zarr0Prim3  Mar. 7, 2013 at 09:27

I've never even heard of this.
Or I forgot I had.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 7, 2013 at 11:05

You don't check on the RT tablet market daily? Man, we need a homescreen widget for that :p


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