View Full Version : Samsung will stop sale of Windows RT tablets in Germany due to weak demand

March 6th, 2013, 23:13
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2013/03/samsung-ativ-lead-image2_620x340.jpgWe already know that Samsung was too timid (http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/10/samsung-cancels-windows-rt-plans-in-us/) (or maybe too sensible (http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/30/acer-delays-windows-rt-tablets/)) to launch its Windows RT-based ATIV Tab (http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/04/samsung-ativ-tab-review/) hybrid in the US, but now it appears the manufacturer is having doubts about European demand too. Heise.de and our friends atMobileGeeks are reporting that Samsung will stop selling its ATIV Tab in Germany -- Europe's biggest economy -- and some other unspecified European countries after speaking to retailers about the level of interest they're seeing for Microsoft'sstripped down OS (http://www.engadget.com/tag/windowsrt). This European retreat is said to have been confirmed by Samsung execs at CeBIT (http://www.engadget.com/cebit) in Hanover, andMobileGeeks editor Sascha Pallenberg told us that the Korean company simply "sees no market for RT in Germany and other European countries." We've asked Samsung for further clarification and we'll update this post as soon as we hear back. As things stand, the ATIV Tab is still listed for sale by Amazon.de priced at 605 euros.