Microsoft delays launch of Surface Hub
TV-sized business tablet to ship in January, Redmond says in blog post
Microsoft's TV-sized Surface Hub will ship in January 2016, the company announced yesterday, delaying by a quarter the planned launch of the Windows 10-ready business tablet.
"We will not start shipping on September 1 now," Microsoft said in the blog post.
The company was upbeat about adoption rates for both Surface 3 and Surface Hub, and said it expected the Windows 10 launch to "increase this momentum".
"We see this recognition of the unique combination of productivity and style across industries including healthcare businesses, banks and financial companies, retailers, airlines, manufacturers, schools, governments and more," the company said.
"We started taking pre-orders on July 1 and we've seen strong demand out of the gate," Microsoft claimed. "Based on the early interest we see, we're tuning our manufacturing process to prepare for production at broader scale."
Microsoft also said it had plans to broaden its channel operation to accommodate the perceived demand for Surface products.
"We are expanding our channel and will go from having a few hundred partners selling and servicing Surface to a few thousand globally in the coming months."