AT&T is backing the Windows 8 tablet initiative big time, already taking under its wing the ASUS Vivo Tab RT with Win RT and the Samsung Ativ Smart PC. Both models are rumored to pop up in stores around the holiday season and I expect preorders to start either later this month or in early November.

Customers will get the devices from brick and mortar AT&T stores or online via the AT&T website. The 10.1 inch VivoTab with Windows RT was announced by ASUS back in August and its features include a quad core Tegra 3 processor, 32 GB of storage and 4G LTE connectivity. It ships with the ARM version of Windows 8 and a preview version of Office Home and Student 2013. The price for the model has yet to be revealed, but speculations say we should expect something around $400 – $500.

If you want more details about this ASUS device has 2 GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and a 2 megapixel camera at the front. At the back there’s an 8 megapixel camera with a single LED flash and autofocus. Would you prefer this model over a Transformer Android tablet?