Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Remember the Surface Mini, a device that got axed at the last minute? Microsoft gave it a shout out in its earnings report on Tuesday. The company noted in its hardware section that its “[c]urrent year cost of revenue included Surface inventory adjustments resulting from our transition to newer generation devices and a decision to not ship a new form factor.” Ding. The Mini was yanked from the Surface Pro 3 event at what I’ve heard was the last possible minute. The Mini, so hastily squirreled away, has cropped up here and there in manuals and the like. Microsoft’s earnings call is now, so we’ll have to see if the company addresses it specifically. Surface revenue for the period was $409 million, down from its sequential quarter’s tally of $494 million.

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