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Samsung eyes Windows 8 for its tablets

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 13:37

Zeebiz Bureau

South Korean tech giant Samsung is gearing to launch a slew of Windows 8-based tablet PCs by the latter half of 2013.

"Our smart devices like the ATIV Smart PC and the other Windows 8-powered notebooks are designed to deliver seamless user experience... We have 10 percent share of the notebook market in India and by next year, we are targetting 12 percent," Samsung Electronics Vice-President (IT Solutions) Jin Park told reporters at the launch here on Tuesday.

Park was in New Delhi to launch company’s new range of Windows 8-based notebooks that include the newly branded “ATIV” series, which can double up as touch-based tablet and a notebook.

"The market in 2013 is expected to be driven by ultrabooks and slim form factors as well as entry level tabs and convertible tabs," Samsung Director (IT Business) Uday Bhat said.

The ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro are tablet PC devices, which come with detachable keyboards.

Other Windows 8-based notebooks unveiled by Samsung include Series 9 and Series 5 Ultra.

Windows 8 is Microsoft’s newly launched operating system that enables touch-based user operations.

World's largest software firm Microsoft had launched its new touch-friendly operating System 'Windows 8' earlier this year as it looks to regain ground in mobile computing space.

With PTI Inputs

First Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 13:37
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