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.
Arriving by the end of the year
Details of Microsoft's coming Surface phone have started appearing on online and we did a quick shifty amongst them to find out what was the most likely.
Scratching the service
While everyone knew that Microsoft had done rather well with its Surface tablet, actual numbers were thin on the ground.
Lumia 650 will be out in Feburary
It looks like Microsoft’s Lumia 650 will be in the shops in February with a rather low key launch which befits a brand set to be replaced by the Surface.
Just when Microsoft has a product that is duffing up Apple, it is suffering from supply problems caused by Intel.