November 27, 2012 / 8:44 AM / 5 years ago

Samsung to ship 16 mln Windows 8 and 7 computers this year - exec

A Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab tablet computer is displayed at a store in Seoul August 27, 2012.Lee Jae-Won

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) will ship 16 million tablets and laptop computers operating on Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O) Windows 8 and Windows 7 operating systems this year, said Jin Park, vice president of the IT solutions business at Samsung.

Microsoft, the world's largest software company, launched its new-look, touch-friendly Windows 8 earlier this year to grip customers' imagination, as it looks to regain ground lost to Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Google Inc (GOOG.O) in mobile computing and shake up the moribund PC market.

Reporting by Devidutta Tripathy; Editing by Sunil Nair

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