Samsung Windows 8 RT tablet to land in October?

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windows-8-tablet-thumb-sammy.jpgThanks to Microsoft’s Surface tablet, pining for a Windows 8 tablet is now a totally legitimate desire. Come October you’ll be able to add Samsung to the list of manufacturers looking to cash in on the renewed Windows buzz, with Bloomberg reporting that the South Korean tech giants will be launching their own Windows RT tablet.

Powered by the slate-friendly version of Microsoft’s next big operating system hope, the Samsung tablet will likely house a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor under the hood following Microsoft’s partnering of chipset makers and hardware manufacturers. An S4 chipset is being tipped for inclusion.

Exact specifications are thin on the ground at the moment, though the Qualcomm/Samsung partnership is already at work in select Samsung Galaxy S III variants in the US.

With expectations surrounding the Surface tablet somewhat unexpectedly high, it’ll be good to see another big-name brand take Windows 8 for a tablet-sized spin. With the likes of HP pulling out of the Windows RT race, instead favouring the full x86 version of the Redmond company’s operating system, it’s a relief to see a brand still willing to run alongside the might of an own-branded Microsoft tablet.

Gerald Lynch