ASUS pulls out of making Windows RT Tablets

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    ASUS has announced it is to cease manufacturing Windows RT tablets as Microsoft's device continues to struggle to gain any traction in a market dominated by the iPad and cheaper Android tablets.

    The Taiwanese manufacturer cites its reason for the decision as the plain and simple fact that the device is flopping:

    "It's not only our opinion, the industry sentiment is also that Windows RT has not been successful," Asustek Chief Executive Jerry Shen told The Wall Street Journal at its post-earnings conference.

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    Mr. Shen said Asustek will make Windows 8 devices solely for Intel Corp.'s (INTC) chips, due to the system's backward compatibility that Windows RT lacks.

    Mr Shen told the WSJ that the the company took a 'writedown' on its Windows RT tablets but didn't quote a number.

    Last Month, Microsoft revealed just how much the RT project had cost the Company and a huge internal shake-up at Redmond is seeking to address their struggles in the mobile device market.

    Source: WSJ
     

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