Word on the street has it that consumer electronics giant from South Korea, Samsung, who does not look as though they could place a wrong foot in recent times, is not all that immune to the effects of an ailing global economy. Apparently, Korea Times reported that they could very well do away with their desktop PC business amidst declining demand, and would more or less make a move in the direction of consolidation for OEMs, as such companies tend to specialize in either manufacturing traditional computing models or handheld devices. This bit of rumor has not yet been made official, since the Korea Times cited a Samsung official for divulging that Samsung will redirect its resources to “popular” connected and portable devices, while boosting research teams and technology development units for tablets as well as all-in-one notebooks.
Some might perceive this to be a rather strange move, considering how Samsung recently launched a slew of computing machines last week, including the deskbound and super stylish ATIV One 5 Style PC. I suppose there is a good explanation for that – companies tend to have a few product cycles up their sleeves long before an actual event, so what we saw last week is the culmination of hard work from Samsung in the months, and perhaps, year, prior.