Could Ballmer appear like a bigger suck-up goofball when combining that photo AND this announcement?
How long have we heard about Windows Phone? Six years? 8? And it's success has been, well, "tidal" would be the kindest phrase. MS's keyboards and mice are good enough - when put into that $10-price-range. That's a good value for them.
I can't comment about XBox's success - all I know is that MS adopts behaviors that seem incredibly needy - desperate - to push that product. "Buy a back-to-school PC and get a free XBox!!"
And goofball Ballmer. He really needs to blacken his head and paint a big white 8 on it.
(I gotta say, when I hear 'back to school special' and a game-box being dangled in front of student-wannabe's - NEED-to-be's! - I cringe. Absolutely cringe.)