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[4]: Surface.jpg
by nej_simon on Wed 20th Jun 2012 10:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Surface.jpg"
nej_simon
Member since:
2011-02-11

It's amusing to see dorks like you rooting for Microsoft to fail here. Don't you tools understand that competition is a good thing?


Yes, yhat's why I don't want Microsoft to have any share of the mobile device market. Just take a look at what they did to the PC market (consumer lock-in, abuse of patents, abuse of standards, microsoft tax, FUD etc). The move to mobile devices is our chance to finally break free from Microsoft.

With that background it doesn't suprise me that they are using a protection racket to hurt android.

So yes, more competition is good but it should be from other companies than Microsoft.

Edited 2012-06-20 10:45 UTC

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RE[5]: Surface.jpg
by lucas_maximus on Wed 20th Jun 2012 14:58 in reply to "RE[4]: Surface.jpg"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

YAWN ... this isn't 1999.

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RE[6]: Surface.jpg
by dsmogor on Thu 21st Jun 2012 13:49 in reply to "RE[5]: Surface.jpg"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Yes, it's 21st century, MS has really changed, they are now in patent trolling and partner raping business ;)

Edited 2012-06-21 13:56 UTC

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