Does it have to keep copying us?
The software king of the world, Microsoft, is starting to hassle Apple for its lack of originality.
Surface look alikes doing well apparently
Lenovo unveiled its Miix 510 2-in-1 device at IFA 2016, which looked rather like Microsoft's Surface line of devices.
Two-in-One and notebooks
Word on the street is that Microsoft's partner on its next-generation Surface Pro series 2-in-1 and notebook products including the Surface Pro 5, Surface Book 2 and new Surface-brand desktops (which are likely all-in-one PCs) will be Pegatron.
Expect more expensive Apple clones to follow
Software king of the world Microsoft is expected to release three new flavours of Surface three in one desktops later this year.
It has heard it is a money spinner
Software giant Microsoft is not the best at picking where the industry is going, it missed the Internet and failed to get into mobile so the news that it is thinking of getting into the PC hardware business just as it is dying is not surprising.
The Surface Table was touted as a damn fine idea a few years ago, but it never really saw much mileage outside the television studios.
Feature phone surrender
There is an interesting rumour circulating which suggests that Microsoft looking to shut down Lumia smartphone business and sell Nokia brand to Foxconn.
Wants top of the range
The much rumoured never seen Microsoft Surface Phone is not likely to have Intel inside. According to the latest rumours, it will have the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 instead.
But not until 2017
The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn which suggests that Microsoft is going to bring out three Surface smartphones, but not until 2017.