Just a couple of days after Microsoft has unwrapped the Microsoft Surface, pc hardware companies are starting to express their voice with the new direction the software giant is heading.
Microsoft needs to stick to software, Oliver Ahrens, senior VP and president for Europe, Middle East and Africa told Reuters Thursday. Taiwan-based Acer is the world’s fourth biggest PC maker, behind HP, Lenovo, and Dell.
“I don’t think it will be successful because you cannot be a hardware player with two products,” Ahrens reportedly said. “Microsoft is a component of a PC system. A very important component but still a component.” “Instead of enhancing the user experience for Win 8 (…) they open a new battlefield,” Ahrens said.”I worry that this will lead into a defocus internally for Microsoft, and then we have to suffer because we are working with their products.”
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