Toshiba (TOSBF.PK) has joined H-P in cancelling plans to sell a Windows RT (MSFT) tablet, and...

|About: Toshiba Corp. (TOSBF)|By:, SA News Editor

Toshiba (TOSBF.PK) has joined H-P in cancelling plans to sell a Windows RT (MSFT) tablet, and stating it will focus on Intel-based Windows 8 Pro systems for now. Toshiba blames component shortages, but it's hard not to speculate whether the company, like Acer, is rankled by the arrival of Microsoft Surface, or worried about software issues. Especially since systems featuring Intel (INTC) Atom chips can sport similar dimensions. Toshiba was planning to use a TXN processor for its RT system. (earlier: $199 Surface rumor)