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Surface sales appear to fall short with first 1.5 million unit prediction

Surface sales appear to fall short with first 1.5 million unit prediction

It's not that the Microsoft Surface tablet isn't selling as well as the Windows 8 company predicted, but according to three anonymous sources speaking up this week, they certainly aren't selling all that well. Speaking this week with Bloomberg, these three sources claim to have sales numbers before they're made official to the public. According to them, the company has sold a total of about 1.5 million Surface devices since launch.

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Microsoft expands Surface RT sales as UK big-box retailers wade in

Microsoft expands Surface RT sales as UK big-box retailers wade in

Microsoft's Surface RT is getting a welcome boost in visibility, in the UK at least, as heavyweight retailers PC World and Currys add the Windows tablet to their line-up. The slate will be sold online and via both retailers' click-and-collect service; however, there's no sign that either store will actually stock the Surface RT on-site unless its been previously ordered through the web.

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Microsoft could make $2.5B by releasing Office on iPad

Microsoft could make $2.5B by releasing Office on iPad

According to Adam Holt, an analyst at Morgan Stanley, Microsoft could make an estimated $2.5 billion if it releases its Microsoft Office software on iPad. This, however, doesn't include the commission Apple would take from the sales of the Office apps in its App Store. When asked if Microsoft Office would be coming to the iPad, Kurt DelBene, head of the Microsoft Office unit, was a bit evasive.

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Bill Gates discusses Microsoft and their mobile sector

Bill Gates discusses Microsoft and their mobile sector

In an interview with CBS, Bill Gates talks to Charlie Rose about his life, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and more interestingly Microsoft. He says that the way that Microsoft went about the mobile industry didn't allow them to get the leadership they needed. He says that they should have entered the market earlier in order to get the lead on cell phones and that "it's clearly a mistake".

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Microsoft Surface Pro support ending July 2017

Microsoft Surface Pro support ending July 2017

Get ready to toss out your brand-new Surface Pro by mid-2017 because that's when Microsoft is cutting off support for the tablet. According to Microsoft's Product Lifecycle webpage, the Surface Pro will see its "mainstream support" ending on July 10, 2017 -- just four and a half years from now. Granted most people may move on by then, but what about those who want to keep the tablet longer?

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Microsoft Surface Pro ad will make you want to breakdance

Microsoft Surface Pro ad will make you want to breakdance

Microsoft's series of Surface advertisements have been interesting to say the least, and their latest one is no exception. It's the company's first Surface Pro advertisement to air on television, and while we get to see the tablet being thrown around in a room full of break dancers, we're not quite sure if Microsoft hit the mark on this one.

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Where are all the Surface Pro tablets?

Where are all the Surface Pro tablets?

Microsoft's Surface Pro is apparently in short-supply, though whether that means the Windows 8 tablet is in hot demand or merely hardly seeded is already prompting controversy. The stylus-enabled slate - which we reviewed last week - went on sale over the weekend, only to be swiftly followed by claims that the larger, 128GB version had already sold out at multiple retailers.

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Microsoft Surface Pro available now in the US and Canada

Microsoft Surface Pro available now in the US and Canada

Right on schedule, Microsoft's Surface Pro is now available to purchase for prospective buyers in the US and Canada. The new tablet was going to be the main event at a special midnight launch event in New York City, but that ended up being cancelled due to the snowstorm. However, the Surface Pro still launched as planned, and consumers can now get their grubby hands on the Surface RT's successor.

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro launch event cancelled due to snowstorm “Nemo”

Microsoft’s Surface Pro launch event cancelled due to snowstorm “Nemo”

Microsoft's launch event for the Surface Pro in New York City has been cancelled due to the impending snowstorm "Nemo" that is said to bring around a foot of snow to the city. Microsoft had plans to hold the event at Best Buy in the Union Square section of Manhattan. However, it looks like the tablet will release in stores without a reception.

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Microsoft hints at Surface Pro battery add-on

Microsoft hints at Surface Pro battery add-on

The reviews are in for Microsoft's Surface Pro, and while it's been a mixed bag overall, we actually enjoyed our time with the tablet, but one area that many people weren't too pleased about was battery life. During our tests, we were getting around 4.5 to 5 hours, with 6 hours during some occasions. However, it looks like Microsoft may have a solution.

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Microsoft’s Panos Panay talks about the Surface Pro’s battery life on Reddit

Microsoft’s Panos Panay talks about the Surface Pro’s battery life on Reddit

Reddit's semi-famous AMA board, in which anyone can hold an "Ask me Anything" session, was recently graced by Microsoft's Panos Panay, head of the company's Surface team. Over the course of the session, Panay addressed the issue of the Surface Pro's battery life, which some critics say is too short. The Surface team head stated that the device's battery life is best in its class.

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Microsoft Surface Pro Review

Microsoft Surface Pro Review

Microsoft met some resistance with its first Surface tablet, but that isn't stopping the company from making a second attempt, this time with a full copy of Windows 8. Where the Surface RT left would-be tableteers confused with its partial app support, the Surface Pro is Windows on far more familiar territory: Intel silicon inside, and the full flexibility of a regular PC, simply with a touchscreen up-front. Of course, that also brings with it the same issues that have always plagued Windows-based tablets: battery life, weight, heat, and software usability. Does Microsoft's own-brand slate finally put those criticisms to rest, and is this the tablet you should have in your bag? Read on for our full review.

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