But what’s even bigger for us caring about gadgets is Ballmer’s admission about Microsoft making its own devices.
Here is what Steve Ballmer told the BBC: "Is it fair to say we're going to do more hardware? Obviously we are... Where we see important opportunities to set a new standard, yeah we'll dive in."
The CEO didn’t specify which devices he refers to, but we think this gives even more credence to rumors about a Microsoft Surface phone being in the works.
The first PC Microsoft made, the Surface received glaring reviews for its design for the most part, but was bashed for the software.