Microsoft wasn't taking chances.
The company was about to introduce one of its biggest operating system releases, and it needed its hardware partners to develop products that could genuinely rival the iPad and Android tablets.
Microsoft took control of partners working with the new Windows RT software that ran on low-power chips normally used for cell phones. It held regular meetings with the small group of companies in its development program and dictated to a large extent what the devices looked like. Details were everything. Microsoft even told one company to move
More Suggested Content:
Definitive Debuts Bluetooth Tablet Speaker
January 3, 2013
Definitive Technology this week announced the launch of the Sound Cylinder, its first product in the Bluetooth speaker system category. The product will debut at Interantioanl CES next week.
Microsoft To Expand Surface Availability to Best Buy, Staples
December 12, 2012
Microsoft announced Tuesday that the Windows RT version of its Surface tablet is now available at additional retailers, with both Best Buy and Staples announcing separately that they will sell it. The product had previously only been sold at Microsoft's own retail stores.