ASUS and Samsung Pushing Windows 8 Tablets

AT&T capped off a busy week of headlines Friday with news that was talked about through the weekend.

The nation’s second largest carrier has confirmed plans to support a new set of tablets designed for Windows 8. According to Friday’s announcement, they will be released in time for the 2012 holiday shopping season.

AT&T will be the only U.S. carrier to offer these new tablets from ASUS and Samsung.

The two new tablets in particular are:


ASUS VivoTab RT IS the first quad-core Windows RT 4G LTE tablet. It is described as an “ultra-thin and light tablet designed as the ideal mobile entertainment, productivity and gaming platform with stand-out battery life.” It features a 10.1″ multi-touch Super IPS display along with a host of other industry-leading features and components.

Samsung ATIV Smart PC

Samsung ATIV Smart PC offers customers the blend of PC capability with the convenient tablet form factor. With a detachable keyboard-docking system users easily switch between a clamshell notebook PC and a tablet PC. The powerful ATIV Smart PC allows users can work or stay entertained while on the go with the 11.6″ HD PLS display, Intel Clover Trail 1.5 GHz dual core processor and 64GB internal storage memory.

“AT&T is a leader in connected devices, and we are thrilled the Windows 8 tablets will be available on the nation’s largest 4G network,” says Chris Penrose, senior vice president of AT&T Emerging Devices. “With Windows 8, both tablets give customers an optimized touch interface, instant live tile updates and PC capabilities. For as low as $10 per month, customers can connect their Windows 8 4G LTE tablets with AT&T’s new Mobile Share plans.”