There was quite the humorous dig at Microsoft during a recent NFL game between New England Patriots and Denver Broncos, which left the former team with little to no play information due to their Surface tablets ceasing to function as expected. While many attributed the issues with Microsoft's tablets themselves, it was later confirmed to be down to network trouble.
As covered by The Guardian:
Unfortunately for the New England Patriots squad, Surfaces deployed by Denver Broncos continued to work throughout the match, enabling them to take full advantage of processing power and win the game. Microsoft later fired out a statement to clear up any confusion surrounding exactly what went wrong:
So do calm down, Apple fans. If it were indeed down to networking problems, we doubt the iPad would have fared much better, but it's still a massive blow to Microsoft and its costly product placement.
Source: The Guardian
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