Where shall I start? Zune? Windows phone? Windows 8? Let's not forget their next brilliant "let's copy Apple" idea either... Surface! Oh wait, that's right... they're not copying them because they've added a sweet little gimmick, a detachable keyboard!
And yet, somehow Apple manages to trump them on everything. How did Zune work out? Windows phone? You see that overtaking the iPhone anytime soon? The Surface is surely doomed to the same fate. Doesn't help that everybody from Apple to Amazon already took their tablets to market, either. Like I said, typical Microsoft... late to the party.
Face it. Microsoft lives off of trying to find ways to make their own versions of stuff that everyone else has already done. They always have. "Cutting edge," "Ingenuous" and "fresh" are not clubs in Microsoft's bag. However they reach for the "cheap," "unreliable" and "buggy" clubs quite often.