It says the decision came before the unveiling of Microsoft's Surface tablet, but others say HP decided against it because it was miffed that Microsoft decided to compete with its own partners. But here's the larger question: Would it even make a difference one way or another if other companies produced Windows 8 tablets? [Bloomberg]
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