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i guess that means it will be optimized for performance than if there were many variations of hardware.
    
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Why would chipmakers pick just one company to make chips for just so they can be used with Microsoft's inferior OS when they can make their chips for any company they want and use Android?
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Nathris, you made me lol so hard I spat my rice out, I salute you!
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Why would chipmakers pick just one company to make chips for just so they can be used with Microsoft's inferior OS when they can make their chips for any company they want and use Android?
Because apparently some people think that limiting choices and competition is a good thing...
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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...
Would chipmaker sell a chip that are priced higher than its rivals which have similar performance at lower price?
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Because apparently some people think that limiting choices and competition is a good thing...
This. It sounds eerily similar to what they were doing in the 90's to manufacturers, only this time they're doing it publicly.
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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.
I don't understand how Windows forces you into using Windows only products?
    
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Amazing how much fail is in this thread. Do people even bother to read the article instead of just the title and posted quip before commenting (apparently not).

This "restriction is only temporary. From the article:
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Each of the chip makers would be required to follow the restriction for the first generation of tablets running Microsoft's upcoming update to its mobile operating system, but later it would be lifted and chip makers would be able to work with other device makers, according to the Journal.
Basically MS wants to make sure they have everything working correctly on release. Once the initial release is over, then they can contract with oter companies.
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Amazing how much fail is in this thread. Do people even bother to read the article instead of just the title and posted quip before commenting (apparently not).

This "restriction is only temporary. From the article:


Basically MS wants to make sure they have everything working correctly on release. Once the initial release is over, then they can contract with oter companies.
This.




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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa View Post
Woah, trying to dictate who gets the privilege to use the almighty Microsoft Windows and prevent competition...
If anything this prevents fragmentation like Android devices and encourages manufacturers to make higher quality tablets.

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Originally Posted by bucdan View Post
I kinda liked the variety that Android OS enabled tablets were around, I guess that is a bad thing because they are too alike?

So can I assume that having only one dedicated person(company) manufacturing the tablet for windows, will allow higher revenue? If so, that kinda sucks... why? Because then it seems that the future will just be locked down slowly into closed platforms.

Unless I am totally wrong
There were high-quality Android tablets but there are crappy Android tablets aswell.

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No big deal here at least they're leaving the possibility of competition. Why doesn't Apple get the same criticisms for iOS (because that's Apple and we should just live with it)?

Or am I out of line for comparing the two?
You make a good point.

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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.
Right! Its to combat fragmentation like Android devices. Google wants to put the clamps on Android for that reason.

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Its weird, Microsoft is acting like it owns the tablet/mobile market but this isn't Wintel anymore. Microsoft has the smallest marketshare out of any mobile OS and needs to work with the chip makers and manufacturers to increase its marketshare, not dictate terms to them.

I don't inherently have a problem with Microsoft's directive, and I don't think its a bad idea to set baseline requirements (so winmo doesn't get Vista'd) or work with a special vendor (looks like its Nokia in this case).

Funny market: everyone is trying to get apple's success without putting in nearly the same kind of work.
The only companies that will have issues with this decision are manufacturers like Acer who can't rake in the profits by making a low-end, low-quality tablet.

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Originally Posted by juryben View Post
Microsoft = professionals at monopolies
Something tells me you don't know what monopoly means, or your just being mellow dramatic.

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Originally Posted by Twist86 View Post
Hasn't Apple pretty much done the same thing for years?
Yes... Except they make their own OS.

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Originally Posted by Bluescreen_Of_Death View Post
Two big differences:

1) Apple is a hardware manufacturer with their own OS.
2) MS practically owns the computing market on all fronts.
Two more big differences:

1. Apple buys/licenses hardware
2. Microsoft doesn't own the mobile market.

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Originally Posted by xxicrimsonixx View Post
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.
I agree, Asus always made quality parts. I foresee Acer, however, having problem with this because they make entry level parts.

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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...
There may be a higher minimum price, but there is no stopping them from making a super-tablet with glassless 3D, HDMI, HD video recording, front/rear facing cameras, dual-cores, etc...



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Why would chipmakers pick just one company to make chips for just so they can be used with Microsoft's inferior OS when they can make their chips for any company they want and use Android?
In what way is it inferior?

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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa View Post
Because apparently some people think that limiting choices and competition is a good thing...
Yeah because iOS, Android, MeeGo, Palm, Symbian, and BlackBerry OS isn't WP7s/W8s competition.
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