Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2012 00:10 UTC
Windows So, the Microsoft announcement - taking place as I write this, 01:45 in my timezone - turns out to be a bigger deal than expected. Microsoft just announced it's going full-on hardware - the company announced a new tablet called 'Surface', and boy, is this thing something to behold. Microsoft's hardware partners? They're not happy right now. Update: Here's Microsoft's official Surface site. I believe someone coined the phrase 'sexy as a succubus' in the comments about Vizio? Stealin' it! Update II: They aren't just taking the iPad head-on - this is a straight-up MacBook Air competitor.
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Comment by sagum
by sagum on Tue 19th Jun 2012 02:06 UTC
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"Microsoft just made all its OEMs into potential enemies. This is a big slap in the face of Microsoft's OEMs, basically telling them they're not good enough. OEMs have no choice but to take it like a man, though, since they have little choice in the matter. "

To be honest, and lets face it, Apple set the benchmark for things like personal music players, phones and tablets. The rest of the market has failed to step up and provide something with the same qualities. Sure we've got some high end Android phones but no real contender vs the ipad.

Microsoft have just set the Windows benchmark and OEMs need to pull their finger out, stop remaking the same crap for a quick buck and put some thought and passion back into their products.

I say, well done Microsoft for doing it, even if it does fail at least OEMs will try to step it up a gear now.

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