Acer’s founder Stan Shih is either an old wise man or someone who has miscalculated Microsoft’s intentions very badly.

In this case, time will tell and Acer may find out the hard way.

You see, Mr. Shih believes that Microsoft is really just bluffing with the release of their Microsoft Surface Tablet.

His quote:

Microsoft hopes that marketing its own-brand tablet PCs will encourage vendors to offer Windows 8 tablet PCs and thereby help expand market demand for the product line, Shih analyzed. Once the purpose is realized, Microsoft will not offer more models, Shih said. Vendors adopting Windows 8 should interpret Microsoft’s intentions positively, as they will benefit from Microsoft’s marketing,

He may be right and Microsoft may back off after a while.

But if he’s wrong

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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  1. Sheesh he does not have any real exceptional Windows 8 tablets. The Acer Iconia W510 is a very clunky design compared to the Asus Tab 810 

  2. On the other hand if OEM, especially the alike of Acer, are unable to release appealing tablets Microsoft will be force to go ahead with Surface and keep releasing other tablets.

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