Microsoft responds to rumors that it is ending its Surface tablet business.
Microsoft is reportedly pulling the plug on its Surface tablet businessMicrosoft is reportedly pulling the plug on its Surface tablet business, according to DigiTimes. Sources from Microsoft's upstream supply chain told the Chinese newspaper that shipments have been lower than expected, adding that the tablet business is creating an estimated $1.7 billion in losses.
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Other important factors such as pricing and insufficient distribution partners are also to be blamed. While the report is believable, considering that Microsoft didn't reveal the official numbers of its Surface sales, Microsoft denied the rumor.
In a blog post, Microsoft said that the momentum is building and that the Surface business is here to stayIn a blog post, Microsoft said that the momentum is building and that the Surface business is here to stay.
“Surface Pro 3 is off to a strong start with both individuals and businesses,” writes Brian Hall, the general manager at Microsoft's Surface division. “At Microsoft, we believe in the future of mobile computing, and with Surface, we have brought a unique perspective to market that meets the needs of many mobile professionals, businesses, educational institutions and government organizations.”
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