In the quarterly earnings results published by Microsoft, it was revealed the Surface sales revenue was down from the previous quarter despite the launch of Surface Pro 3. The revenue was at $409 million down from $494 million last quarter. Gross margin growth was result of the Surface RT $900 million write down last year. Microsoft also confirmed it via quarterly financial results. In the Computing and Gaming Hardware related slide, Microsoft mentioned that current year cost of revenue included Surface inventory adjustments resulting from their transition of production to latest Surface offering and a decision to not ship a new form factor. Read more about it here. ...

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Microsoft was expected to announce a Surface Mini device at an press event on May 20th. But, it never happened as Microsoft chose to announce only the Surface Pro 3 device. Later we reported that Microsoft decided to delay it for some reasons. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft was not confident that the product offered enough differentiation from the competitors to release in the market. There were reports that Surface Mini production was put on hold temporarily. Today, Microsoft confirmed it via quarterly financial results. In the Computing and Gaming Hardware related slide, Microsoft mentioned that current year cost of revenue included Surface inventory adjustments resulting from their transition of production to latest Surface offering and a decision to not ship a new form factor. This new form factor could be the must rumored Surface Mini. Mary Jo Foley from ZDNet recently reported that Microsoft is unlikely to release Surface Mini this ...

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This is getting crazy! After so many reports that Surface Mini project is put on hold at Microsoft, @evleaks today started the discussion again that Microsoft has resumed the production of Surface Mini tablet with the expected release in Summer. Microsoft was expected to announce a Surface Mini device at an press event on May 20th. But, it never happened as Microsoft chose to announce only the Surface Pro 3 device. Later we reported that Microsoft decided to delay it for some reasons. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft was not confident that the product offered enough differentiation from the competitors to release in the market. There were reports that Surface Mini production was put on hold temporarily. While we were hoping to see Surface Mini as per @evleaks report in the morning, we have got a bad news again. Mary Jo Foley from ZDNet reports that Microsoft is unlikely to release Surface ...

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Microsoft was expected to announce a Surface Mini device at an press event on May 20th. But, it never happened as Microsoft chose to announce only the Surface Pro 3 device. Later we reported that Microsoft decided to delay it for some reasons. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft was not confident that the product offered enough differentiation from the competitors to release in the market. There were reports that Surface Mini production was put on hold temporarily. Today, @evleaks reported that Microsoft has resumed the production of Surface Mini and it is expected to be released this Summer. At the time of release, Microsoft is also expected to ship Office Gemini release which will include Touch based Office suite for Windows devices. So, we are just few months away from the device launch! Based on previous rumors, here are the details about the upcoming Surface Mini, No built in Kickstand An accessory ...

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Microsoft was expected to announce a Surface Mini device at an press event on May 20th. But, it never happened as Microsoft chose to announce only the Surface Pro 3 device. Later we reported that Microsoft decided to delay it for some reasons. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft was not confident that the product offered enough differentiation from the competitors to release in the market. Microsoft didn’t want to repeat the same mistake it did with Surface RT. Another report claimed that information from supply chain of component manufacturers hints us that the device might be coming later this year. Neowin reported that Microsoft has already produced thousands of units and Microsoft has just delayed it to offer more compelling product in the market after sometime. Earlier this month, the existence of Surface Mini was confirmed by the user guide released for Surface Pro 3. In some places, Microsoft has mentioned Surface ...

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Infamous Microsoft leaker WZor has come out hiding and dropped some interesting information regarding to Windows 8.1 Update 2. Here is a roughly translated Russian quote from WZor: At this time I cannot give an exact date of signing of the RTM. Although next week (23 – 27 June) a very significant event is planned inside Microsoft.I’m not sure what will happen, but most likely the first RTM-Escrow build will be signed off. The timing makes sense as Microsoft typically gives OEMs one to two months to prepare their new hardware following RTM. This means we will likely see general availability of Windows 8.1 Update 2 by August. In the meantime Microsoft will work on QFEs (quick engineering fixes) to solve specific problems. What remains unknown is what exactly is inside Update 2. The start menu has been pushed back to Windows 9 (‘Threshold”). The rumors is that it is likely to ...

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We recently posted about Surface Pro 3 user guide available for download to users. In the user guide, Microsoft has accidentally confirmed the existence of Surface Mini tablet. In some places, Microsoft has mentioned Surface Mini instead of Surface Pro 3. For example, take a look at the Using OneNote with Surface Pen section. In another section, it was mentioned as “You’ll pair your new pen with Surface Mini a little later during setup”. Microsoft was expected to announce a Surface Mini device at an press event on May 20th. But, it never happened as Microsoft chose to announce only the Surface Pro 3 device. Later we reported that Microsoft decided to delay it for some reasons. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft was not confident that the product offered enough differentiation from the competitors to release in the market. Microsoft didn’t want to do the same mistake it did with Surface RT. ...

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  Microsoft was expected to announce a Surface Mini device at an press event on May 20th. But, it never happened as Microsoft chose to announce only the Surface Pro 3 device. Later we reported that Microsoft decided to delay it for some reasons. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft was not confident that the product offered enough differentiation from the competitors to release in the market. Microsoft didn’t want to do the same mistake it did with Surface RT. Now, information from supply chain of component manufacturers hints us that the device might be coming later this year. CNET today reported this information, “From the supply side of it, we continue to see activity from them on the [smaller] Surface product,” said Rhoda Alexander, who directs IHS Technology’s monitor and tablet research, referring to displays. (Alexander correctly predicted the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 before it launched.) But “as it currently stands, it ...

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Microsoft’s Surface event got over yesterday. While everyone of us were expecting Microsoft to reveal a 7-8 inch Windows RT tablet based on Qualcomm processor, Microsoft revealed Surface Pro 3 device based on Intel Core CPUs. So, What happened to much rumored Surface Mini. Yesterday, we reported that Microsoft decided to delay it for some reasons. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft was not confident that the product offered enough differentiation from the competitors to release in the market. Microsoft didn’t want to do the same mistake it did with Surface RT. Today Neowin reported some more information on Surface Mini,  In fact, as we previously reported, it was scheduled to be released around that time as well, but a ‘business decision’ was made to hold off on the device and push the launch out until this Spring. The report earlier that it was an executive decision is accurate; we were told it ...

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Microsoft’s Surface event got over few hours back. While everyone of us were expecting Microsoft to reveal a 7-8 inch Windows RT tablet based on Qualcomm processor, Microsoft revealed Surface Pro 3 device based on Intel Core CPUs. So, What happened to much rumored Surface Mini. Microsoft decided to delay it for now due to couple of reasons. Bloomberg reports that Microsoft was not confident that the product offered enough differentiation from the competitors to release in the market. Microsoft doesn’t want to do the same mistake it did with Surface RT. Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella and Executive Vice President Stephen Elop decided that the product in development wasn’t different enough from rivals and probably wouldn’t be a hit, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans weren’t public. Engineers had been working on the device and had planned to unveil it as ...

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At the press event held in NYC, Microsoft announced a device for its Surface range called Surface Pro 3. Surface Pro 3 will run on full Windows 8.1 as opposed to Windows RT. Surface Pro 3 will come with 12-inch screen 2160X14400, 9.1 mm thickness and weighs less than 900Gms. It is the thinnest Intel core product  and comes with multi-stage Kictstand which you can use to angle the device upto 150 degrees. You can choose up to Intel Core i7 processor as well. ...

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Microsoft has invited the press for a small gathering in the New York City later today. Microsoft is expected to reveal couple of new Surface devices. Lots of reports claim that Microsoft will unveil a Surface Mini and a Surface Pro device with larger display at the event. Also, expect new Type Covers with improved Touchpad experience. The event will begin at 11am ET (8am PT). Tune in and see what’s next for Surface. Find the local timing for this event here. Watch the Microsoft Surface Event here. ...

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There is a new report from Computerworld claiming that Microsoft won’t be unveiling the much anticipated Surface Mini device at the press event scheduled later today in the US. Since last month, we have seen various reports from Bloomberg to Neowin claiming that Microsoft will reveal a ARM based Surface Mini device that will include Stylus support. Microsoft is also expected to reveal a bigger Surface Pro device that will start with Intel Core i3 CPU/64GB for $799 to Intel Core i7/512GB for $1899. Today, Computerworld reports that Microsoft won’t be revealing a Surface Mini device. Instead, Microsoft will reveal a Surface Pro device with large screen targeting the enterprise and pro customers. The anticipated Surface, which many had assumed would be a device with a 7- or 8-in. screen — dubbed by wags as the “Surface Mini” — will, in fact, not be unveiled Tuesday at Microsoft’s New York ...

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There is a new report from CNET in which an Analyst claims that Microsoft may reveal a larger Surface Pro tablet soon. We already know that Microsoft will talk about multiple Surface devices at their press event scheduled to happen next week. One of the Surface device will be of 7-8 inch display with stylus support, another Surface device will be based on new Intel Haswell processor. This analyst claims that there is a strong possibility that the Intel based Surface device to be revealed may have a 12-inch display. “There are strong indications that there is a 12-inch product coming down the pipeline,” Rhoda Alexander, who directs IHS Technology’s monitor and tablet research, said, referring to Microsoft’s Surface product line. The current Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 have 10.6-nch displays. When asked if it’s possible that a bigger Pro product will launch with the expected “Surface Mini,” on May 20, Alexander said a ...

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Microsoft has invited the press for a Surface related event on May 20th. Microsoft is expected to reveal Surface Mini which will be based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and will have a full stylus support as well. Bloomberg later reported that Microsoft will also reveal a Intel based Surface at the same event in addition to the rumored Surface Mini. Even CNET reported that the Intel based Surface will based on a new power-optimized Haswell variant as opposed to the widely believed Intel Atom processor. Today, Microsoft Support site for an update titled “Add recording support H264 for modern communication apps in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2″ has provided us a hint on the upcoming Surface Pro 3 with improved camera. An update is available that adds support to the Surface Pro 3 camera. The following supports will be added into Windows 8.1 to support the h.264 ...

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Microsoft has invited the press for a Surface related event on May 20th. Microsoft is expected to reveal Surface Mini which will be based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and will have a full stylus support as well. Bloomberg later reported that Microsoft will also reveal a Intel based Surface at the same event in addition to the rumored Surface Mini. Today, CNET reported that the Intel based Surface will based on a new power-optimized Haswell variant as opposed to the widely believed Intel Atom processor. “There’s definitely a new Intel-based Surface,” a chip industry source told CNET, who added that the media attending the event may “go back” with the Intel-based product. “From what I can assess so far I think it’s going to [have] a new power-optimized Haswell variant,” the source said, not an Atom processor like Intel’s Bay Trail. Microsoft already has a Intel Haswell based product ...

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