Digitimes reports that white box makers of tablets have taken 20% of the tablet market by making small cheap tablets. Competition is good. If anyone drags their feet, they lose.
No one can control this market. There are too many players doing their own thing. This offers the greatest opportunity for Linux and ARM because even if M$ manages to turn a bunch of OEMs into lap-dogs, the pack will continue to roam freely supplying a superior price/performance. M$ should just stay home and wait for Linux on ARM to invade the x86 and desktop/notebook spaces.