Hewlett-Packard, one of the closest hardware partners of Microsoft, stated it has no proper plans to introduce a tablet PC that operate a new version of window optimized for slates, a published report revealed. An HP representative told Bloomberg that the decision was taken after responding customer’s feedback. HP’s this step is a setback for window 8 RT, the formal name of new tablet operating system of Microsoft.
The window 8 RT has been designed to run on chips designed by U.K based ARM holding. Microsoft has tapped three chip producers, Qualcomm, Nvidia and Motorola, to form ARM compatible chips for Window 8RT tablets.
The ARM maker is commonly viewed as snappier and more effective compare to Intel’s x86 platforms, making it the hardware of choice for device producers. Hp stated it still decides to make tablet that will operate a full-blown version of window 8 on Intel’s chips.
Hp’s plan comes just two weeks after Microsoft’s announcement of decisions to offer its own, company branded window 8 tablets known as Surface. The Redmond wishes to make both ARM and Intel based models. The analysts have suggested that Microsoft’s get into the hardware with competitive products has putrid many of its OEM partners.
Hp is the biggest PC maker company, stated it made the plan to bypass windows 8 RT prior to Surface declaration of Microsoft. Some other hardware manufacturer also accepted plans for window 8 RT tablet include Acer, Asus and Toshiba.
Apple has maintained its lead with new Ipad in the market and Google skipped the game last week. The search giant declared the Android-based Nexus 7.
The analysts have successfully settled its positions by entry level pricing of window 8 RT tablet about $600, which could place them at big disadvantage against the $199 Nexus 7.