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Microsoft teases two new Surface models for 2014

July 10th, 2013

Microsoft isn’t letting disappointing first-generation sales stop it from releasing new versions of its Surface tablet. ZDNet on Wednesday spotted a new Microsoft product roadmap slide for 2014, which the company is billing as its “biggest year for innovation ever.” Among other things, the slide promises new versions of both the Surface Pro tablet and …

Microsoft Surface RT 2 Specs

If at first you don’t succeed: Details emerge on Surface RT sequel

June 19th, 2013

Microsoft’s first Windows RT-powered Surface tablet wasn’t the rousing success the company had hoped for, but that won’t stop it from trying again with a second-generation model. Following reports that Microsoft slashed Surface pricing for schools in a likely effort to clear out inventory, Bloomberg has reported some details about an upcoming refreshed Surface RT …

Microsoft Surface 2 Specs

Microsoft reportedly prepping Surface tablet with 7.5-inch display

May 3rd, 2013

If at first you dont’t succeed… Microsoft is reportedly developing a new Surface tablet with a 7.5-inch display. NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim told CNET on Thursday that an upcoming Microsoft slate will feature a 7.5-inch screen with 1,400 x 1,050 resolution, which works out to 223 pixels per inch. His supply chain sources say mass production …

Microsoft Surface 2 Release Date

Microsoft reportedly prepping smaller second-gen Surface tablets for June debut

May 2nd, 2013

Microsoft will reportedly unveil sequels to its first two Surface tablets at its Build developer conference, which is scheduled to run from June 26th through June 28th. Unnamed sources from Microsoft’s supply chain have told Digitimes as much, and they claim initial components for the Intel-based version of the next-generation Surface began shipping in late 2012. …

Surface sales and Windows 8 upgrades helped Microsoft increase revenues

Microsoft offsets tanking PC sales with Windows 8 upgrades, Surface sales

April 19th, 2013

Despite PC sales recently experiencing their steepest decline ever in a single quarter, Microsoft managed to increase overall revenues from its Windows division. The company reported Windows revenue of $5.7 billion for the first three months of 2013, up 24% from the $4.633 billion it reported in the same time period from last year. The …

Microsoft eyes iPad mini as exec hints at smaller Surface

Microsoft eyes iPad mini as exec hints at smaller Surface

April 19th, 2013

Microsoft managed to emerge somewhat unscathed from the first quarter’s PC sales decline as it handily topped analysts’ fiscal third-quarter consensus and posted profits that grew 20% over the same period last year. The company’s stock climbed in after-hours trading as CFO Peter Klein, who is leaving the company at the end of the current …

Microsoft Surface Mini

WSJ: Microsoft is prepping a 7-inch Surface tablet

April 11th, 2013

What a coincidence — on the same day market research firm IDC reported that the PC industry saw its worst-ever decline, The Wall Street Journal has leaned the Microsoft (MSFT) is working on a new tablet. In line with a number of earlier reports, and contrary to recent claims from Microsoft’s CFO, the world’s largest …

Microsoft Surface Marketing

Microsoft’s Surface marketing has been bafflingly bad

March 15th, 2013

Now that we know the Surface has likely sold well below Microsoft’s (MSFT) own expectations, it’s fair to ask, “What went wrong?” Well, a lot of things: the Surface is priced too high, for one, and there doesn’t seem to be much reason for the Windows RT operating system to exist. But there’s a third …