Today, Microsoft blogged about their commitments towards Surface Pro line-up. The whole post didn’t mention a single word on ARM-based Surface devices. “Windows on ARM-based processors continues to be an important element of our strategy for phones and tablets, and we’ll have more to share on the Windows experience for mobile devices at a later date,” said Microsoft spokesperson when asked about the future of ARM based devices.
Mary Jo Foley from ZDNet today reported that Microsoft has stopped the production of ARM-based Surface devices.
I haven’t heard from my contacts that either of these things are happening. In fact, I’ve heard from one of my trusted sources that Microsoft’s Surface strategy, going forward, will be to focus on Intel and to cease production of any future ARM-based Surfaces. But that’s only from one source, I’d note.
This seems to contradicting the recent reports that Microsoft is planning to launch Surface 3 in the coming weeks. Also, Microsoft is expected to reveal Surface Mini device too and both will go on sale for this holiday season.
We will come to about Microsoft’s actual plans in the Windows on ARM space in the coming weeks.