Toshiba Corp. has announced that it no longer has any plans to sell tablets or computers that are based on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows RT operating system.
Toshiba notes that it is pulling away from the endeavour as a result of a delay in receiving the proper components - the manufacturer didn't specify which exact components it needed to receive. Instead, the company will focus on working with Windows 8 software for forthcoming products.
"Toshiba has decided not to introduce Windows RT models due to delayed components that would make a timely launch impossible," says Eric Paulsen, a U.S. based spokesman for Toshiba. "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."
Asus, Dell, Lenovo and Samsung have all committed to building tablets that feature the Windows RT OS.
In Photo: Microsoft's Surface tablet - this device will run the Windows RT OS.