Photos: Seven of Microsoft's hardware hits and misses

Photos: Seven of Microsoft's hardware hits and misses

Summary: Company gets lion's share of revenue from software, but it's created a sizable hardware business, too.

TOPICS: Microsoft, Hardware

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  • Wireless base stations

    6. Wireless base stations

    Microsoft entered the networking market in 2002 and quickly rose to No. 2 in the market. Product glitches caused it to slide back to No. 4 a few months later. By May, the company had already left the market.

  • iLoo

    7. The iLoo

    Microsoft offices in England once talked about creating a portable toilet with an Internet connection and screen. The company claimed later it was an April Fools' Day joke, but some things--like the fact that a press release extolling the iLoo came out May 2 and not April 1--made some observers highly skeptical of Microsoft's claims.

Topics: Microsoft, Hardware

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