Posted Oct. 17, 2012 at 5:58 a.m.

Premium Lock Microsoft becomes friend and foe to PC partners

Published: 2012-10-17 05:58:22
Updated: 2012-10-17 05:58:22

Microsoft Surface Microsoft's first tablet computer, the Surface, will start at $499 when it goes on sale Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

With the launch of its Surface tablet computer, Microsoft is becoming a genuine "frenemy" - part friend, part enemy - to its longtime manufacturing partners....

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