Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella issued a new statement today saying that the company "is putting its full and sustained support" behind its Surface tablet program, indirectly refuting a rumor that Microsoft could shut down its Surface hardware division.
The rumor comes from the usually unreliable Digitimes, which claims, via its unnamed sources, that sales of the Surface Pro 3 are "weak" and that Microsoft could shut down the tablet division altogether. However, a new post on the Surface blog today begins with this statement: "Surface Pro 3 is off to a strong start with both individuals and businesses." The blog does not directly address the Digitimes story, but it does include a quote from Nadella near the end, where he states:
The rest of the Surface blog concentrates on how the Surface Pro 3 could be an asset to businesses. It also reveals a new offer that gives companies up to $150 off of a Surface Pro 3, Type Cover and Docking Station if all three are purchased together via an authorized reseller program. Finally, the blog states that not only will the Surface Pro 3 will support Windows 10 but that the accessories made for the 12-inch tablet will be compatible with the next version of the Surface Pro hardware.
Source: Surface blog
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