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ozmanjusri writes ""Microsoft looked at what the [PC makers] were doing, seeing if it could meet their Windows 8 needs and then took action based on that," according to Patrick Moorhead, president of Moor Insights & Strategy and formerly an executive at Advanced Micro Devices.

Microsoft partners, PC OEMs like Acer, Asus, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Toshiba, and Sony are unhappy with Microsoft's actions as the software giant could potentially have used confidential information about their products, pricing strategies, marketing plans and more before deciding to compete with them.

Information like that could potentially be used to Microsoft's advantage."

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Did Microsoft use information about partner products in designing Surface?

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  • Everybody is basically trying to come up with something that meets/beats/comes-close-to the iPad, and figure a way to charge the same as the iPad. Hardly rocket science. DESIGNING something comparable is hard, yes, but it's pretty much known what everyone's plans are.

    Then again, I think Cringely's right - the Surface is pure vaporware (at this point, at least), and the only reason it was shown was to avoid being a has-been after the Google tablet gets announced.

    But hey, the keyboard's interesting, at leas

    • Then again, I think Cringely's right - the Surface is pure vaporware (at this point, at least), and the only reason it was shown was to avoid being a has-been after the Google tablet gets announced.

      You're right about that.

      Gadgets like the Asus transformers are close enough to being able to replace corporate laptops to send a shiver through the spine of anyone who's depending on the monoculture.I suspect there's a fair degree of panic in Microsoft management at the moment. They of all people know how unimportant the OS will become when data and apps are portable between devices.

      I really don't see the keyboard as being that interesting though. I've been using third-party keyboards on all sorts of tablet

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