Although the Surface tablet hasn’t been selling quite as well as Microsoft had hoped since its launch last October, the company is already looking to expand the product’s lineup. And while the current RT tablet will be accompanied by next month’s release of the more superior Surface Pro, Microsoft CFO Peter Klein has stated that additional RT tablets — with cheaper prices — will be released in the future.
Klein went on to say that Microsoft is “working closely with chip partners and OEMs to bring the right mix of devices,” in addition to providing a larger variety of price points for consumers.
The Surface Pro is set for a February 9th release date and will retail at $899. The current Windows RT tablet is priced more competitively at $500, but is geared towards more casual users (with weaker specs.) It is only compatible with apps available in the Windows Store, which is notorious for it’s lack of developmental interest. The new RT devices will most likely be set to compete with budget-friendly tablets the likes of Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and Google’s Nexus 7.
Via [Slash Gear]