Although Microsoft has stated that all its trading partners knew in advance the release of Surface, the official Windows 8 tablet and Windows RT, many manufacturers don’t seem to be very happy, and some have begun to charge the Redmond company. Acer, one of the most prolific manufacturers of Windows-based computers and one of the most active with the new generation, with two interesting Windows 8 tablets in Computex Taipei, seems convinced that Surface is not the device that everyone expects, and only consider it a “stratagem” of Microsoft to popularize its latest operating system.
The official Microsoft tablet tablet, the first device in this category that the company has produced, has earned the approval of much of the critical sector by offering valuable features as standard that other manufacturers offer as “extras” does not seem pleased by the founder of Acer , Stan Shih, who believes that the goal of Ballmer is not find success as manufacturers of hardware, but to increase the popularity of Windows 8 and accelerate its rate of adoption by the assemblers, urging them to introduce new products as well those made by Microsoft in its new devices.
“Microsoft expects the marketing of its own-brand tablet PCs will encourage the production of these devices among assemblers, helping to expand market demand for this product line “
Stan Shih, speaking to DigiTimes
Shih doubts the reasons for Microsoft to start selling hardware in this way, noting that it has no reason to do so ” because they take more money licensing the operating system “, which can be true or not taking into consideration the current market trend, in which the identity of the product is so important, or even the operating system that it integrates. However, he believes that Microsoft’s intentions are positive, and thus assemblers should accept Windows 8 as a system for their tablets, because they will get “benefit from Microsoft’s marketing plan.”
Is Microsoft a trojan horse designed to extinguish itself, or otherwise be a successful platform with future generations? I just hope that at least Microsoft is taking the time to give the support it deserves to these interesting tablets.