“HP has already decided to halt development of Windows RT tablet PCs, while Dell reportedly may also back away from the segment, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.”
via Digitimes – Microsoft fails to pacify PC vendors about Surface tablets.
There you have it. M$ is messing with OEMs and they are fighting back. “Technological Evangelism” fails when M$ threatens OEMs with vertically-integrated and unfair competition. M$ is not going to tack on $100 to the price of “Surface” to please OEMs. OEMs are refusing to build the things.
I have a suggestion. If OEMs really want to get M$’s attention, all they have to do is stop shipping that other OS and ship Debian GNU/Linux instead. The whole Wintel house of cards would fall flat within a few months. M$ would never again be in a position to order OEMs to do what was not in their best interests. That would be revolutionary but a good revolt is a good start. Enjoy.