Microsoft gave a heads-up to hardware partners it enters their game with Surface

Microsoft gave a heads-up to hardware partners it enters their game with Surface
You might have heard already that Microsoft entered the tablet game itself last night with a reference hardware of its own called Surface. With Apple making its hardware/software combos, Google following with the Nexus line and the purchase of Motorola, and now Microsoft entering the tablet hardware business, now all three Silicon Valley giants are now well-positioned to compete in the next wave in computing with reference devices that showcase their vision best.

Asked after the announcement event whether its poor manufacturing partners knew about Surface, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer said: "Our PC partners knew in advance we were announcing something today in this space,” but added "no comment" when asked how they felt about the news. He also gave some more comments about the ideas that warranted Surface:
source: AllThingsD

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3 Comments

1. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Hmm if Microsoft just sells their Surface Tablets in their Microsoft stores or online at a Microsoft internet site Then it's OEM partners Windows 8 Tablet sales will not be greatly effected because they will be selling their Products at BestBuy's, Sears, Kmart Wal-Mart, Radio shack and at online sites like Tiger direct.com, PC connection and ect.. the Microsoft stores that are going up around country will also be selling an array of products and it makes sense that they sell a Windows signature PC and Tablet and other products with the Microsoft Name on them. Microsoft is no NEWBY to selling their own brand name Products and they also sell the Xbox. also Microsoft has been selling tablets made by others online for some time now so Their OEM partners can and probably will sell their Tablets online at a Microsoft Web site and Microsoft stores to give their customers a good choice of Windows tablets to chose from

2. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Looks like a laptop...

3. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

How about mini-laptop.. :)

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