Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Aug 2012 11:15 UTC
Microsoft "'We have said think it over. Think twice', Wang is quoted as saying, 'It will create a huge negative impact for the ecosystem and other brands may take a negative reaction. It is not something you are good at so please think twice.' Wang went on to suggest that if Microsoft moves ahead with its tablet plans, the Taiwan-based Acer might replace the software giant as a partner. 'If Microsoft is going to do hardware business, what should we do? Should we still rely on Microsoft, or should we find other alternatives?', he is quoted as saying." Or, you could just build stuff that doesn't suck. Just a suggestion, Acer.
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by v_bobok on Tue 7th Aug 2012 21:35 UTC
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What's the problem, Acer? Use Linux distro instead. Too outside of the box? Not really. Even better, invest couple of millions in developing ARM port of Haiku with multitouch tablet functionality. It's not that hard, especially for hosting HTML5+JS applications. WebKit works on Haiku already ;)

Add some fancy touch-based shell, few drivers, easy wireless setup applet, then spread your wings and fly. After that you can advertise your new tablet not as "SlowPad", but as "(Multi)MediaPad". See what I just did there?

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