While Microsoft’s Surface tablets proved completely underwhelming, a report suggests that the company might have another bash at the platform.
Redmond is expanding Surface RT and Surface Pro availability to a number of new markets, including major emerging economies.
Microsoft is once again trying to ensure that Surface does as well as it possibly can.
Redmond has been offering its own tablets under a Microsoft Surface brand for several months now.
Microsoft’s Surface tablets are off to a rather unimpressive start, but Redmond now believes that it can woo more business users by selling its gear in bulk. The new service allows business users to place volume orders for Surface tablets. We are, however, not convinced it will help Microsoft’s cause.
While the rest of the world is not saying much about Windows 8 on tablets, it seems that it has found a loyal supporter in the analyst community.
So far Microsoft's Surface tablets have missed sales expectations among average consumers, and Samsung pulled the plug on some of its Windows RT tablets.
Microsoft CFO Peter Klein was on hand at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference this week where he dismissed any idea that Redmond should be working on a "Plan B" for its Surface tablets.
Microsoft has confirmed that its Intel-powered Windows 8 Pro Surface tablet will launch on February 9, 2013.
Microsoft's Surface RT tablet may not be a bestseller like the iPad, but it is fairly popular amongst a number of Redmond-friendly devs and those who prefer a Windows tablet over an Android or iOS device.
Microsoft's Intel x86 Windows 8 Surface Pro tablet apparently boasts only half the battery life of the less expensive Surface RT which is powered by Nvidia's power-conscience (ARM) Tegra chip.
Lackluster demand may have prompted Microsoft to significantly slash orders of its Surface RT tablet, but that hasn't stopped Redmond from planning additional mobile hardware.
Lackluster demand has reportedly prompted Microsoft to slash orders of its Surface RT tablet from 4 million to 2 million units.
A California lawyer is suing Microsoft, claiming that the Surface tablet he bought has only half the advertised amount of storage.
Atlhough the ultimate success of Microsoft's indigenously designed Surface remains uncertain, we do know that Redmond is making a rather tidy profit off each tablet sold.
Acer says it does not want to be a guinea pig.
Apple chief Tim Cook may not have personally given Microsoft's Surface tablet a test run, but the CEO had absolutely no problem with highlighting reviews that describe the device as "compromised" and "confusing."
Microsoft's ambitious attempt at competing in the tablet war will be official as soon as the calendar ticks to October 26.
Tablets are about to take over the world - but you probably already knew that.
It's believed that Microsoft will launch its own branded smartphone in the early part of 2013.
"You get a Windows 8 Phone, you get a Surface tablet...everybody gets a Microsoft device!"