Microsoft Surface gets prominent placement on Super Bowl desk
The tablet, which was sitting on the left side of the desk, didn’t actually seem to be doing anything other than just that — sitting there looking pretty.
Last year, Microsoft was forced to start reminding NFL announcers on correctly calling the tablets issued to coaches were actually Surfaces — and not iPads as the commentators were referring to them as.
Microsoft supplies the NFL with Surface tablets as part of a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal.
CNN was in a similar arrangement with Microsoft during the last election cycle and sharp-eyed viewers noticed that some of the cable network’s election commentators seemed to have iPads hiding behind their on-set Surface tablets.