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NEW YORK (
TheStreet) - Windows 8 was supposed to be
Microsoft's(MSFT - Get Report) savior. Now we're hearing multiple reports of acceptance problems with the operating system.
Windows RT, the lightweight, touchscreen version of Windows made especially to work with
ARM(ARMH)-based processors - is reportedly the victim of slow sales in parts of Europe.
According to German technology site
Samsung will stop selling its
ATIV Tab, which uses Windows RT, in Germany, and potentially a few other European countries. Retailers have told Samsung Windows RT products don't seem to be resonating with buyers and aren't selling well.
Samsung made the decision a while back, it was not going to bother selling the ATIV Tabs tablet in the United States. Samsung cited "consumer confusion" over Microsoft's two new operating systems when making that announcement.
Windows 8, Microsoft's full-strength OS may have it's future licensing price slashed to help spur the development of smaller, cheaper, touch-screen laptops which run on the software. Windows 8 is designed to on
Intel(INTC - Get Report)-based processors.
Currently, popular/inexpensive computing devices usually run on
Google's(GOOG - Get Report) Android OS or
Apple's(AAPL) iOS. According to
The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft wants back into that price segment, and is willing to do what it can to spur development of new computing form factors.
The Verge disclosed that Microsoft's next operating system after Windows 8, codenamed Windows Blue, is supposedly aimed squarely at a new breed of seven and eight-inch-screened laptops.
--Written by Gary Krakow in New York.
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