Reports: Ballmer Says Microsoft Not Done with Hardware

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http://www.thevarguy.com – In words that shouldn’t surprise anyone, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) chief executive Steve Ballmer, speaking at an IT industry event in Santa Clara, Calif., indicated that the software-turned-hardware maker’s newly minted Surface tablet isn’t likely to be the last hardware device the company builds, according to published reports. Ballmer allowed that although Microsoft isn’t headed into assembly line production on whatever hardware device strikes its fancy, the vendor won’t shy away from exploring suitable opportunities. Indeed, Surface may be but the first in what could become a stead (IT news)