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Microsoft didn't tell partners about Surface until last week?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Jun 2012 22:52 User comments (1)

Microsoft didn't tell partners about Surface until last week? According to multiple sources, Microsoft did not alert its hardware partners of its plans for the Surface tablet until last week, just days before their public announcement.
Many of its long-standing partners, companies like Dell and the like, did not learn of the gadget until Friday, just three days before the company unveiled the device at a public event for the media.

Windows chief Steven Sinofsky called partners on Friday but did not even reveal the name of the tablet.

Dell, Acer and Asus each confirmed that they were not told details of the device.

For more information on the Surface, check our initial review here: Microsoft Surface Tablet

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121.6.2012 21:37

Do the OEMs always tell Microsoft when they are going to add extra crApplications to Windows and degrade the performance?

"Have you tried turning it off and on again?" ~ Roy Trenneman

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