Report: Microsoft to End Surface 3 Tablets’ Production in Late 2016

Microsoft Surface 3

Reports have been growing that the number of Microsoft Surface 3 tablets in stock are running low on several major platforms across the U.S.

As a result, Microsoft has come out to confirm these reports, saying that indeed the Surface 3 will soon be coming to an end. Apparently, the Windows OS maker will stop producing more of this device come December 2016. As for now, there is no word on whether the Redmond Company has plans to refresh the Surface 3.

Microsoft has reportedly postponed Windows 10 Redstone 2 release until next year. Apparently, this decision was taken in order to give the company some time to get the new generation of Surface hardware ready for the market. In fact, rumors have been rife that there is a new Microsoft Surface Phone in the making, a phone that is believed to pack monster specs such as 8GB RAM and onboard storage of up to 500GB.

Microsoft Surface 3

It is unclear whether a refreshed Surface 3 will be among the new devices that will show up alongside the new Windows 10 update. At the time of launch, the Surface 3 tablet was selling at $499. This price tag was aimed at budget-conscious buyers such as families and students. The device came running on Windows 8.1 out of the box, but it is eligible for a Windows 10 upgrade. There is an LTE version of the tablet as well. The Surface 3 has been on the market for slightly over a year now.

Another device that is probably seeing the door at Microsoft is the Band 2. Introduced last October, the fitness band has been reported to be available in limited stock. While the company did not confirm whether this device will also stop production alongside the Microsoft Surface 3 tablet, it offered a recommendation on where to get a new Band 2.

Microsoft Band 2

Like the latter, the third iteration of this fitness band has not been confirmed whether it is in the making or not.

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