Ed Bott at ZDNet, on Microsoft’s most recent SEC filings:
The word devices appears 11 times in the “Risk Factors” section of the 2011 10-K. It appears 25 times in the equivalent section this year.
The word hardware appears 8 times in the same section of the 2011 10-K. You’ll find 15 references to hardware in this year’s report.
I expect a massive marketing push behind Surface, and I would be shocked if we don’t see more PC hardware from Microsoft in the next 12 months.
Deal with it, OEMs.
Head on over to the article to see sections lifted from Microsoft’s filings. It’s very clear they intend to copy the Apple model of computing. Only question is how successful they’ll be.