Microsoft Acknowledges Risk With Tablet Plans

Posted Jul 27, 2012

Microsoft Corporation has recognized that building their own tablet will have some risks.  When Microsoft submitted their annual report with the SEC, they mentioned that the new tablets could sever ties with some of their manufacturing partners.  “Our Surface devices will compete with products made by our OEM partners,” said Microsoft in the report, “which may affect their commitment to our platform.”  When Microsoft announced the new Surface product, their hardware partners Acer and Asustek did not see it coming.