I for one very much want to see Microsoft take another go at phones.
And lose even more money than they did last time.
Last time they poured billions and billions of dollars down this black hole. Ballmer brilliantly laughed at iPhone and Android and waited until it was way, waaay too late. Then they introduced Win Phony 7. Then obsoleted it with Win Phony 8. And just for fun made it incompatible with the Win Phone 7 apps, because they love developers.
The Surface itself was Ballmer's master stroke of genius. In one single step, he alienated all OEMs, App Developers and Customers. OEMs because he back stabbed them by competing with them on hardware. App developers because of app store conditions, and the fact that without a customer base you can't actually expect to sell any apps. And without apps you won't get a customer base. (Welcome to not being the dominant player, the position you put everyone else into back in the 80's and 90's) And back stabbed customers because, well, it sucked. No apps. Very fast obsolescence. How good the initial hardware is is IRRELEVANT.