Toshiba: No Windows RT Tablet for Now

Toshiba has shelved plans for devices on Windows RT, the version of Windows 8 designed for tablets. Toshiba instead is now focusing on the full-blown Windows 8 software for its desktop and notebooks. Toshiba said delayed components would make a Toshiba Windows RT tablet's "timely launch impossible." Windows RT from other device-makers are scheduled to hit the market around the time of the general availability of Windows 8, which is set for Oct. 26.

What Else You Need To Know:

- Toshiba did not completely rule out Windows RT, saying it will monitor "market conditions."

- Toshiba had previously conveyed plans of releasing Windows RT tablets that would be powered by Texas Instruments processors.

- Microsoft (own branded Surface RT), ASUS, Samsung, among others, are releasing Windows RT tablets.

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The difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT is Windows RT’s limitation to what was formerly called “Metro” apps.

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At least it sounds like Windows RT tablets aren’t completely ruled out, but we have to wonder if perhaps Toshiba is, like Acer, a bit upset that Microsoft is releasing its own Windows RT and Windows 8 tablets.

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Then again, with other major PC companies still in the game -- HP was an early exception -- Toshiba may also be cutting its losses rather than compete against the flood of Windows RT tablets that are on the way.

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