Microsoft claims Surface Pro 3 sales are 'outpacing' earlier models

Microsoft's Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood said this week that sales of the company's 12-inch Surface Pro 3 tablet are "outpacing earlier versions of Surface Pro" but did not offer any specific numbers.

Hood made that rather general remark as part of the company's quarterly financial conference call with financial analysts on Tuesday, after it released its fiscal year 2014 fourth quarter results. Microsoft mentioned that the Surface division brought in $409 million in revenue during that quarter that ended June 30. The company has never offered any specific unit sales numbers for any of its Surface tablets.

Hood also mentioned the cancellation of another Surface product during her remarks Tuesday, stating, "During the quarter, we reassessed our product roadmap and decided not to ship a new form factor that was under development." It's almost certain that product was the Surface mini, the smaller tablet that was actually mentioned by name as part of the Surface Pro 3's official user manual.

What do you think about the news of the Surface Pro 3 out-selling the other two Surface Pro tablets at this stage of its life?

Source: Microsoft via CNET

John Callaham