NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- I'm starting to hear rumblings that both computer giants Dell (DELL) and Hewlett-Packard (HPQ - Get Report) are now starting to feel "betrayed" by Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report). In its competition with Apple (AAPL - Get Report), the software giant last week unveiled its Surface tablet, a move that seems to have sent its computer-building partners the message: it is now "every man for himself."As annoyed as I have become with the idea that both Dell and HP somehow expected a certain level of loyalty from Microsoft, it bothers me even more for them to pretend that the partnership was even remotely working when the numbers show that Apple has been eating their lunch over the past 12 quarters.
Microsoft's New Model: 'Every Man For Himself'
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