Samsung stills want to maintain a multiple platform strategy as the article there points out but is not wishing to uphere to the new licensing issues that MS is bringing in. The concern is also based on pricing for the same hardwares where the Android models are sold for far less. Samsung is making a marketing decision based on the only reason for the RT is to run Office 2013 and not for any other reason software wise.
The Ativ Tab is available from $780 at Amazon Germany. For that money consumers get a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory and a 5 megapixel camera. The 32GB iPad, for example, is available for $429.
Otherwise, there are "no compelling reasons" to choose an RT tablet, besides maybe the availability of Microsoft Office 2013, Wood said. Even with Microsoft's own RT tablet, the Surface, most of the excitement was about the hardware and not the software, Wood added.