Earlier this month it was rumored that Microsoft would be abandoning their Surface line of tablets and laptops by 2019 or possibly even sooner. Well it turns out this is nothing more than false rumors according to Microsoft’s Panos Panay.
Lenovo’s COO Gianfranco Lanci and Steve Brazier who is the CEO for Canalys apparently jumped the gun by making such claims and speculating that Microsoft had plans to leave behind the Surface hardware business all together.
Brazier made the following statement about the matter earlier this month:
The Surface performance is choppy; there are good quarters and bad quarters, overall they are not making money. It doesn’t make sense for them to be in this business.
The Surface boss himself Panos Panay recently debunked such rumors and speculation and stated the following:
Microsoft isn’t running for the exits, Panay said. Instead, the company is in hardware for the long haul, and Surface isn’t going anywhere
So for anyone who was worried that Microsoft would soon halt production of their Surface tablets, you can now squash such worries and have peace of mind that this is not at all the case.
Regarding the recent Microsoft Surface cancellation rumors, Panay also went on to call it a “tabloid rumor of the week” and saying it was “so far from the truth”.
Sure, tablet industry sales overall could be better on a global scale but many people worldwide still use touchscreen tablets on a daily basis and many tablet PC manufacturing companies, such as Microsoft, continue to push forward with innovative new tablet devices and technology.
There’s so much fake news floating around the Internet these days that it’s become quite a pandemic. So it’s wise not to assume that everything you hear about online is true. Personally I typically like to go by the “I’ll believe it when I see it” motto.