Earlier this week, it came out that Lenovo had shipped a piece of software called Superfish on a bunch of new computers. Turns out, the software was a potential security nightmare. It hijacked security certificates from web sites that the user was visiting, which could have allowed hackers to steal user information using the same technique.
Since last October, Microsoft has been reorganizing itself around the idea that it's a "devices and services" company. The company has plenty of services, but not so many devices. If it's really going to become a devices company, then it stands to reason that it needs a few more devices.
Most of the reviews for Microsoft's new tablet, the Surface Pro, weren't very good. The common complaint was that Microsoft made far too many compromises in a device that wants to be a replacement for both your tablet and regular laptop.
By Chris Velazco
When Microsoft (MSFT) announced their intentions to jump into the hardware space with the unveiling of their new Surface tablet, the next logical question seemed to be whether or not the folks at Redmond would do the same for smartphones.