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Toshiba pulls out of Windows RT tablet push

Can't get the parts, apparently

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Toshiba today backtracked on its decision to produce Windows RT tablets. It blamed the move on a delay in receiving key components.

The manufacturer had previously announced its intent to make Surface-style slates with ARM-derived processors from Texas Instruments. However, after struggling to obtain certain parts, which it did not name, Toshiba has turned its back on Windows RT for now.

Pique that Microsoft is to release its own tablets in direct competition with vendors like Toshiba? Not a bit of it, the Japanese manufacturer insisted.

“Toshiba has decided not to introduce Windows RT models due to delayed components that would make a timely launch impossible,” admitted company spokesman Eric Paulsen in an statement.

“For the time being, Toshiba will focus on bringing Windows 8 products to market. We will continue to look into the possibility of Windows RT products in the future while monitoring market conditions,” he added.

Toshiba's decision could be seen as a blow to Microsoft's tablet domination plans. This week several other manufacturers came forth to show support for the Windows-on-ARM platform. Toshiba was notable for its absence. So was HP, but it has said in the recent past that it isn't interested in Windows 8 RT, only the x86 version.

Dell, Lenovo and Samsung joined Asus on the list of third-party hardware producers with Windows RT tablets in the works, despite discontent among some of Microsoft's other PC makers over its decision to furnish own-brand fondleslabs. ®

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