HSN get an ass kicking from Microsoft and Acer

HSN get an ass kicking from Microsoft and Acer

Umm wow.

Seems like the Home Shopping Network jumped the gun regarding selling Windows 8 hardware before it’s available.

Neowin reached out to Microsoft regarding the hardware and got this response:

Unfortunately, HSN made this offer without the support or authorization of Microsoft. Microsoft and major retailers are getting ready for general availability of Windows 8 devices on 10/26 and not prior to that date. Once Microsoft learned of the HSN promotion, we contacted them and asked that they discontinue the on-air and online offer since it is not yet 10/26, the date that marks the official availability of Windows 8.

It seems Acer piled on as well.

Scott Ledterman, Acers VP of Operations is quoted as saying:

“We are excited to support Windows 8 with great Acer and Gateway offerings starting on October 26, but this HSN offer came prematurely and we’ve requested its immediate removal.”

Not a good day for the Home Shopping Network.

Seems like a pretty major disaster for them. I wonder what failed for them to let something this major happen?

Apparently they still have Windows 8 related material on their site though.

Check out the video below:


Source: Neowin

  • DOOD

    Once it goes RTM, does it really matter? Not like when you were trying to keep OA 3.0 hush hush…