Lenovo CEO confident Microsoft makes strong software, not the best hardware

Lenovo CEO confident Microsoft makes strong software, not the best hardware
Microsoft’s plans to build and bring to market its own series of Surface tablets was a shocking announcement. For users, but mostly for Redmond’s own partners, none of which seems to like Microsoft’s deicsion. One particular device manufacturer however isn’t scared at all - Lenovo.

"Although we don't like Microsoft providing hardware, for us, it just adds one more competitor. [They're] just one of our many competitors. We are still confident that we are providing much better hardware than our competitors including Microsoft," Lenovo chief executive Yang Yuanqing said at a confernec call.

"They are strong in software, but [we] don't believe they can provide the best hardware in the world. Lenovo can," the Lenovo head added.

Now, we like the confidence Yang expresses in both Lenovo and the Windows 8 platform, but it’s hard to overlook the criticism towards Microsoft here.

Acer’s chief executive earlier was quite frank: "We have said [to Microsoft] think it over. Think twice. 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."

source: CNET


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