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Acer CEO:Microsoft’s Surface tablet threatens its long-time PC partner

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    Acer CEO:Microsoft’s Surface tablet threatens its long-time PC partner


    A rift is growing between Microsoft and its long-time PC partners who are upset over the software giant’s decision to make its own tablet, the Surface, which goes on sale later this month, said Acer CEO JT Wang in an exclusive interview.

    “They are doing something to kill the whole ecosystem,” Wang said of the decades-long partnership between the PC makers like his Taipei-based company and Microsoft. The Surface will compete with Acer’s Iconia tablet.

    “They have all this cash,” he said. “They could kill everybody.”
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    Wow...Acer complaining again? Interesting that since the Surface was announced there hasn't been any OEM complain about it other than Acer. Michael Dell has even said that he's not concerned about the Surface tablet but there's Acer whinning again. I've seen Acer's attempts at tablets and can see why JT Wang is concerned, maybe they should come up with better designs and quality to compete against the Surface and other OEMs rather than complain all the time.
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Acer CEO:Microsoft’s Surface tablet threatens its long-time PC partner
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