Microsoft’s new Surface Pro tablet running Windows 8 Pro was expected in early 2013, but due to poor sales performance of the RT, the company is reportedly planning to launch the new device a bit earlier.
Digitimes writes that Microsoft has decided to reduce Surface RT orders by half, as the device isn’t performing very well right now. The company thus wants to produce only 2 million units, compared to the initial 4 million-unit plan.
The same source adds that Microsoft may actually launch the Surface Pro a bit earlier, most likely next month, in a move supposed to help the company attract more buyers.
The Redmond-based technology firm initially planned to release the device in January to give Surface RT a head start, but due to its weak sales, Surface Pro could be here just in time for Christmas.
In addition, Microsoft may also consider a significant price cut for the Pro version, as it struggles to become a much more powerful player on the tablet market.