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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RE: Not with a ten foot pole
by Priest on Tue 19th Jun 2012 02:42 UTC in reply to "Not with a ten foot pole"
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If we exclude companies based on ethics reasons, we aren't left with many options. I'd say Apple is far more brutal in both litigation and being closed than Microsoft.

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RE[2]: Not with a ten foot pole
by bnolsen on Tue 19th Jun 2012 03:01 in reply to "RE: Not with a ten foot pole"
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An obvious answer is to get one of the android based tablets. Some of them don't even give money to google and the manufacturer/distributor keeps all the money without any OS tax to any of the big three.

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Nelson Member since:

Oh yes, those big, noble multinational OEMs who assert those software patents we all hate so much. The one's who take months to deliver updates because they'd rather you just buy a new device.

Ah, yes them. Marvelous guys aren't they?

Give me a break.

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dsmogor Member since:

Actually, it's Google who shares some search/ad revenue with oems/operators not the other way round.

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Lennie Member since:

Really which manufacturer of Android-hardware does not send money to Microsoft because of Linux-patents ?

Amazon with their Kindle ?

All the other do.

Actually, because Android is doing so well, Microsoft make more money from Android than WP7 at the moment.

Edited 2012-06-19 09:26 UTC

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