It is earnings report time again, and the report card from Microsoft does not read too shabbily. In fact, it seems that the Surface family of devices is now a billion dollar business for the company – officially speaking, of course. How does Microsoft classify its billion dollar organizations? Why, through a business channel which is capable of generating a whopping one billion dollars or more each quarter. The Surface Pro 3 has definitely enjoyed brisk sales for sure, while the new team device that is set to be announced is known as the Surface Hub. Not only that, with the Broadwell chipset about to roll out, the future is bright to say the least.
Of course, this does not mean that the Surface team is immune from mistakes – far from it, as they had to go through a $900 million write-down in addition to Windows RT being more or less “dead” in the water, but at least at the end of it all, things have turned out pretty all right for Microsoft, and having experienced a billion dollar quarter is never too shabby a thing now, is it?
With Windows 10 set to hit the market later this year, sporting a fair number of features that will match the Surface Pro 3’s capabilities such as Continuum, it does look as though the Surface branding will continue to grow from strength to strength. Here is the next billion dollar quarter from Microsoft’s Surface range! [Press Release]