Since Xbox, Surface tablets are Microsoft's first venture to bring out a product whose hardware as well as the software is packaged and marketed by Microsoft. Many have called this a lesson that Microsoft has learnt from Apple, who has long been shipping out its own hardware and software in the form of products like iPad and iPhone.
The notion of smartphone has swept the world off its feet. The magic of a tiny phone-like device that can performs the functions of a computer has lured millions and naturally, is the most-sold gadget in the tech world right now. Whereas Apple is credited for making smartphones popular, it has been revealed that Microsoft came up with the notion of a smartphone as far back as 1991.