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OEMs May Be Mad Over Surface, Microsoft Says

As a public company, you have to come clean with Wall Street. Otherwise there are thousands of regulators just itching to set you straight.

So it's no wonder that Microsoft in a recent SEC filing said that OEM partners, who will soon compete with the Microsoft Surface, may not be completely happy, "which may affect their commitment to our platform," the company wrote.

Another problem for Microsoft is the current lack of Metro apps compared to the iOS or Android platforms, though a few million hardware units shipped ought to fix that, tout de suite.


Posted by Doug Barney on 07/30/2012 at 1:19 PM

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Reader Comments:

Wed, Aug 1, 2012 Tom

Who cares if the OEMs are happy. They haven't been producing much worth buying, nor do I see any tablet with a glowing WINDOWS logo (you know like Apple). That glowing logo is the best advertising Apple can have because people see it while sitting on the train, in the library, in Starbucks etc and they say 'hey that looks cool! I want one too!'. And NO, it doesn't matter if it's running Windows because the other guy doesn't see that nor care would they care.

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