A spokesman of Samsung has announced that Samsung will stop sales of their Windows RT tablets in Germany due to weak demand. The company will likely also stop sales of the tablets in other European countries. The ATIV tablets run on ARM CPUs as Windows RT requires and sell at 580 EURO / 755 USD. Samsung would now focus more on Intel (Atom) based tablets.
These are able to run a full version of Windows 8 where Windows RT is limited to the Metro GUI and applications from the Windows Store.
According to the German website Heise Online who broke the news, the tablets will still be for sale until all inventories are sold but Samsung will stop supplying German stores with new tablets. Also the optional keyboard dock that can transform the ATIV tablet in a ‘laptop’ can hardly be found anymore in Germany.
The company already decided to stop selling the tablets in the United States due to weak demand. The tablet has a dual core Krait CPU at 1.5 Ghz, 2 GB of RAM and a 10.1″ TFT screen. Windows RT tablets are also sold by Asus, Dell, Lenovo and Microsoft themselves.