Acer demands Microsoft Tablet resolution

Is Redmond doing enough to push the technology?

Acer is locked in a struggle with Microsoft over the future of the Tablet PC.

The PC and electronics vendor is convinced that Microsoft is not doing all it can to push the technology.

Jim Wong, president of the Acer IT products business group, complained that the situation was "a mess". Acer has invested heavily in the Tablet PC market, selling a range of four models.

"We are disappointed in the market. We believe it will happen, but it will happen too late. We keep on challenging Microsoft," he said.

Wong believes that a lack of applications is the root of the problem, with application vendors having to wait for Microsoft to fully commit itself to the Tablet.

"Microsoft has to communicate with the channels and the users. Once people try it, they appreciate it," he said. But, he added, Microsoft must kick-start the process and get people trying out Tablets.

News source: Vnunet.com

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