Microsoft announced that during its third 2015 fiscal quarter, which ended on March 31, its Surface tablet division had generated $713 million in revenue, which was up 44% compared to the same period a year ago. As usual, Microsoft did not state how many Surface tablets it had sold during the last quarter.
Microsoft said that the revenues were "driven" from sales of the Surface Pro 3, and that's easy to believe as the company has been promoting the use of the 12-inch tablet extensively. The launch of the smaller and cheaper Surface 3 in early May could help boost revenues even more.
This was a drop in revenue from the holiday season and Q2. During that period, revenue exceeded $1 billion.