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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Acer FUD
by n4cer on Tue 7th Aug 2012 13:39 UTC
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If Microsoft is going to do hardware business, what should we do? Should we still rely on Microsoft, or should we find other alternatives?


As if Acer (and other OEMs) hasn't already released products that rely upon non-Microsoft OSes (eg. IconiaTab A-series). Acer has done little more than complain with every Microsoft initiative, ignore best practices, and fight every attempt to have a baseline of expected platform performance and quality for end-users.

With partners like Acer, MS should think twice about continuing to let them crap all over their brand.

Edited 2012-08-07 13:43 UTC

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