Microsoft got some encouraging revenue numbers from its Surface tablet division today, as the company announced that it generated $908 million in the quarter that ended on September 30.
Microsoft started selling the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 during the last quarter, and while the company has never revealed unit sales for any of its tablets, the new revenue numbers is over twice the $400 million that the division generated in the same time period a year ago. Microsoft said that the gross margin for the Surface division was positive, and that means it was profitable for the company, but there's no word on just how much money it actually made.
Microsoft seems to have found a popular product in the Surface Pro 3 and since we are getting into the holiday shopping season, there's no reason why that cannot continue. We would not be surprised to see revenues top $1 billion for the current quarter. Microsoft is also still selling the Windows 8.1 RT-based Surface 2 tablet that was launched a year ago, but the company recently ended sales of its year old 10-inch Surface Pro 2 tablet that ran on Windows 8.1.