It looks like Toshiba won't be joining the ARM-powered Windows RT Tablet party anytime soon. According to the pc maker, they explained the decision by saying that delayed components would make a timely launch impossible.
“We will continue to look into the possibility of Windows RT products in future while monitoring market conditions,” said Toshiba spokesman Eric Paulsen when responding to the news.
The firm was reportedly working with chipmaker Texas Instruments on a Windows RT tablet, and had been pencilled in as one of five vendors building Windows 8 tablets on ARM processors. Yesterday, Microsoft announced the first Windows RT vendors as Asus, Dell, Lenovo and Samsung.
Microsoft shipped Windows 8 to manufacturers earlier this month, and the first Windows 8 tablets are expected to debut alongside Microsoft’s Surface in late October.