Microsoft does hardware "Microsoft is now a hardware giant. In the final quarter of 2002, for example, Microsoft declared $1.33 billion in revenue from the company's Home and Entertainment business, which includes the company's peripherals, networking hardware and the Xbox as well as some gaming and consumer software titles. Project that revenue over an entire year, and a picture emerges of a company that makes more than $5 billion a year in hardware-related revenues. That makes Microsoft, as a hardware firm, about two thirds the size of Motorola."
Includes timeline of MS hardware initiatives.
Via Watching Microsoft Like a Hawk