I only own Microsoft stock for the dividend. They are simply not innovators and always, always look like buffoons when they try to act like Apple (Zune much anyone?). Here are just a few problems with Surface:
1) It won’t be available for months (the one thing they should have copied from Apple is to never announce a product unless you can buy it THAT DAY;
2) Cost will be comparable to an ultra-book (i.e., around $1000);
3) The only “innovation” seems to be a cover you can type on (if that’s really a workable, desirable accessory, how long do you suppose it will be before we see a third-party vendor offer one for the iPad?)
4) It’s only going to be sold in the company’s own retail stores (and its web store)
Seriously, it all adds up to just another in a series of bad Microsoft jokes. But as long as they keep increasing their divi, I really don't care.