PC manufacturers were aware of Surface tablet before its unveiling

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
Staff member
Microsoft held a "mystery" press event in Los Angeles yesterday where they revealed the Surface tablet running Windows 8. Most in the media anticipated a tablet announcement but now we know that some PC makers had more than just a…

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Chazz

TS Evangelist
I think people are trying to make a story out of this. LG was nowhere near commited in delivering a competitive tablet and they're very half *** even with their smartphones.
 
G

Guest

Micrsoft: Hey, people like our phone interface. Let's just make the next OS/GUI be a one size fits all based off the phone GUI, everyone will love it.
Desktop Users: Why did Microsoft get rid of the standard interface I found useful and replace it with a phone GUI? And what happend to the Start button?
Microsoft: I think we better release a touch device so people can use our next OS, they love it.
LG: No Thanks MS, we make more from phones.
 

gwailo247

TechSpot Chancellor
I have an LG phone, its not bad, has a really nice display. I don't think they'd make bad tablets.

ASUS, on the other hand, has some issues with their displays. Not sure if they're the only ones, but the backlight bleed through sucks.
 

Teko03

TS Evangelist
Micrsoft: Hey, people like our phone interface. Let's just make the next OS/GUI be a one size fits all based off the phone GUI, everyone will love it.
Desktop Users: Why did Microsoft get rid of the standard interface I found useful and replace it with a phone GUI? And what happend to the Start button?
Microsoft: I think we better release a touch device so people can use our next OS, they love it.
LG: No Thanks MS, we make more from phones.
Well that was lame.
 
G

Guest

I think I've solved how both headlines can be correct - what if there is more than one PC manufacturer? It could happen!