Microsoft which is launching Windows 8, its newest OS and Surface tablet and smartphone this year, decided to gift its employees with Windows 8 PC, Surface tablet and smartphone to get the word out about its new operating system and hardware (and their benefits).
Each of the 90,000 full-time Microsoft employees will receive a shiny new Windows Phone 8 device , a Surface RT tablet , and a new Windows 8 PC. On the PC front, staffers have several options — they can choose a desktop, laptop, Ultrabook, or tablet.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Microsoft has decided to dish out all these freebies. Windows 8 and Surface were famously referred to as the company’s “riskiest bet yet” many months ago by Steve Ballmer himself, and there’s no doubt that he understands how important it is to make sure that corporate morale and enthusiasm are at all-time highs as the company hurtles toward launch day.
Windows 8 is being officially released on October 26, 2012.