Several OEM representatives have spoken out against Microsoft’s decision to delve into the hardware market with its Surface tablet and now the CEO of Acer has joined the list. JT Wang has revealed in an interview with the Financial Times that he believes the company should “think twice” about getting into the hardware business.
“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.”
Despite admonishment from Acer, Dell, and even HP, Microsoft will continue on with its plans for the Surface and if job listings are to believed, it could be an annual hardware release similar to what Apple has with the iPad.