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: Comment by shmerl
by tomcat on Tue 19th Jun 2012 06:07 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
tomcat
Member since:
2006-01-06

How long will it take till Apple will start suing them (for whatever)? Or they already paid in advance?


Apple can't sue MSFT for shit. They signed broad,cross-licensing agreements when MS bailed them out a decade ago.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by dsmogor on Tue 19th Jun 2012 07:49 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Still Apple can sue all OEMs that will take this as an reference design. So MS basically alone in this game.

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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by tomcat on Tue 19th Jun 2012 08:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Still Apple can sue all OEMs that will take this as an reference design. So MS basically alone in this game.


Not if MS can sublicense the patents.

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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Tue 19th Jun 2012 09:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

This isn't Android, Microsoft protects its OEMs.

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