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In an annual report SEC filing submitted yesterday, Microsoft admitted that their new Surface tablets might piss off their OEM partners. Nah... Really? Of course, they didn't exactly put it that way. Here is a quote, "...our Surface devices will compete with products made by our OEM partners, which may affect their commitment to our platform." They also shared, "Users may increasingly turn to these [mobile] devices to perform functions that would have been performed by personal computers in the past," the company said. "Even if many users view these devices as complementary to a personal computer, the prevalence of these devices may make it more difficult to attract applications developers to our platforms."
Hmmm... I doubt that Microsoft is too worried about it though. They have seen the writing on the wall, and they will drag their OEM partners kicking and screaming into the age of touch-screen computing whether they like it or not. It's either adapt or die in the tech world.