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Microsoft Surface Sales

Microsoft Surface sales slide in well below expectations at under 1.5 million

March 15th, 2013

Cumulative sales of Microsoft’s (MSFT) first two tablet models have failed to meet expectations, according to a new report. Citing multiple unnamed sources, Bloomberg on Thursday evening reported that sales of Microsoft’s Windows RT-powered Surface tablet have reached just above 1 million units to date. According to the same sources, Microsoft ordered about 3 million …

Microsoft Surface Mini

Microsoft hints that smaller Surface tablet may be on the way

February 14th, 2013

Following the launch of its second piece of Windows hardware, Microsoft (MSFT) CFO Peter Klein suggested that the company may be working toward releasing a third tablet that addresses the emerging market for smaller slates. During a presentation at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference on Wednesday, Klein said that Microsoft is prepared to attack …

Windows Tablet Demand

Survey shows strong demand for Windows tablets in the workplace

February 7th, 2013

Just because Microsoft (MSFT) hasn’t figured out a way to sell the Surface yet doesn’t mean that Windows-based tablets are doomed. Per AppleInsider, Forrester Research’s annual Mobile Workforce Adoption Trends survey of nearly 10,000 information workers shows that there’s even more demand for Windows-based tablets in the enterprise than there is for the Apple (AAPL) iPad. …

Microsoft Surface Sales Estimate

Yet another dismal Surface sales estimate: 750,000 units at most

January 31st, 2013

Another day, another sales estimate that suggests Microsoft’s (MSFT) debut tablet has been a dud with consumers. IHS iSuppli has told CNET that Microsoft shipped roughly 1.25 million Surface tablets last quarter but that actual sales of the device “were significantly lower, maybe on the order of 55 to 60 percent of that figure,” which CNET …

Microsoft Surface Sales Estimates

Microsoft Surface sales estimates: 1 million at best, 230,000 at worst

January 25th, 2013

Want more evidence that Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows RT Surface has been a bomb? Consider that Barron’s has rounded up analyst estimates and has found that Microsoft sold 1 million Surface tablets at best last quarter. Want some lower estimates? Barron’s says that Citigroup analyst Walter Pritchard thinks Microsoft sold between 700,000 and 800,000 Surfaces last quarter, while …

Microsoft Cheaper Windows 8

Microsoft plans to expand Surface lineup, offer cheaper Windows 8 devices

January 25th, 2013

Microsoft (MSFT) has a problem on its hands: Its Surface tablets cost an arm and a leg to purchase, and so far it looks like no one is buying them. The ARM-specific Surface RT is available for $630 with the optional, but highly recommended, magnetic keyboard dock, while the Window 8-powered Surface Pro is offered …

Microsoft Surface Q4 Sales Estimate

Microsoft Surface Q4 sales estimated at just 1 million units

January 14th, 2013

Microsoft’s (MSFT) debut tablet isn’t shaping up to be the runaway success story the company was likely hoping for. New estimates from UBS analyst Brent Thrill suggest Microsoft only sold 1 million Surface tablets during the holiday quarter. The news could represent a setback for Microsoft’s Windows RT tablet operating system, as a number of PC …