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.
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.