When Microsoft unveiled their Surface tablet, it is without doubt that they probably angered several of their manufacturing partners in the process. After all, if Microsoft were to start making its own hardware, what were they going to do? Apparently those feelings are mirrored by Acer and in a report from the Financial Times, Acer’s CEO, JT Wang, was quoted as saying that the launch of the Surface tablet would be “negative for the worldwide ecosystem” and asked them to rethink their decision. He also went on to say:
“We have said think it over. Think twice […] It will create a huge negative impact for the ecosystem and other brands may take a negative reaction. It is not something you are good at so please think twice.”
“If Microsoft is going to do hardware business, what should we do? Should we still rely on Microsoft, or should we find other alternatives?”
What do you guys think? Do you think that Acer is worried that their role with Microsoft will diminish, or do you think that Acer is right when they say it will have a huge negative impact?