X-bit Labs writes Toshiba decided to cancel the launch of its Windows RT-based devices "due to a delay of components by a third party". As a result, Toshiba will concentrate on making available products based on Windows 8.
"Toshiba has decided not to introduce Windows RT models due to delayed components that would make a timely launch impossible. 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,” said Eric Paulsen, a spokesman for Toshiba.
Back in June the Japanese company demonstrated two devices based on Microsoft Windows RT and Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 system-on-chip (dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 at 1.50GHz-1.80GHz, dual-core Cortex-M3, PowerVR SGX 544 graphics core, dual-channel LPDDR2 memory controller), a tablet and a laptop. Both products were designed collaboratively by Toshiba and TI. While Toshiba does not indicate it directly, since TI's SoC is the main chip that distinguishes systems based on Windows RT and Windows 8, it looks like the Texas Instruments will be late with its OMAP 4470.