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Hasn't Apple pretty much done the same thing for years?
Two big differences:

1) Apple is a hardware manufacturer with their own OS.
2) MS practically owns the computing market on all fronts.
post #22 of 46
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I'm confused on why that's a bad thing. Should PCs only be allowed to use one chip-maker so you don't have to worry about deciding which computer is better for your money? Want an AMD DELL or HP? Tough. Your choices are Intel and Intel.
Video game crash of 1980's is why its bad. Same thing could happen with tablets.
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Video game crash of 1980's is why its bad. Same thing could happen with tablets.
lol, I would love to hear you explain your theory on that in more detail.
    
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This will encourage each computer maker to work very closely with the chip makers, resulting in better products. Sounds pretty sweet. Bring out the very best of each company this way.
This.^

Microsoft have to set a standard to make sure the products stand out and the consumer doesn't blame the OS.

Also look at what Microsoft did with the mobile phones, they set a standard of recommended hardware requirements.
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This would give a competitive advantage to the companies that execute quickly (AMD, Intel, and Nvidia). It seems that the other companies are used to taking their sweet time developing chips. Now that the game has changed and faster itenerations give a much bigger advantage than before (the previous markets for ARM processors adopted new tech rather slowly), some companies are learning the hard way.
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Chip makers should just say "it's ok, we'll work on Android tablets ... Oh wait, you've changed your mind, eh?"
    
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I guess that way Microsoft will be able to optimize their OS for a small amount of custom devices which should hopefully make the experience on said devices much better. But, the added bonus for them is that they do not have to produce their own hardware for it (thus moving away from Apple's version of this technique), while still maintaining the added benefits of a closed hardware environment.

EDIT: I guess it will be interesting to find out if this is actually going to happen or not, and to actually see the hardware that will be produced.

On a personal note, I hope that they go with ASUS. I always loved them for their quality and design. Top notch IMO.
     
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Chip makers should just say "it's ok, we'll work on Android tablets ... Oh wait, you've changed your mind, eh?"
They'd better, or it'll be the 90's all over again.

As far as I can tell, Microsoft has never been able to duplicate the success they have with Windows and Office in other products. The reason is they are too hung up on convincing people that it works just like there desktop instead of making an optimized product.

Apple is the exact opposite and Android is the "open" alternative to Apple so where does that leave MS in the tablet market?

I'd personally never buy a windows tablet because I guaranty you it will be designed to force you into MS formats and products and mediocre at everything else.
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i think this could be good but the only real problem i see is that if its down to one manufacturer then they can basically charge whatever they want (similar to Apple).

I want a good Windows tablet thats decent price, i dont want to pay 1000 dollars or more just because one company has the rights now....so it depends on who gets it and what they do. I wouldnt mind a tablet just so i can intigrate it to my current network setup i have at home and control everything and stream everywhere. lets see what happens...
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