Microsoft’s Surface tablet failed to make an impact on the market. The company also recently cut the price on the Microsoft Surface in hopes to sell more tablets, but the reason behind this is quite surprising. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)’s chief executive officer Jen-Hsun Huang recently revealed plans for the company to work with Microsoft for the next generation Surface tablet.
Microsoft Surface new Tablets will offer Outlook
According to Huang, the previous problem with Surface RT in particular was the fact it didn’t offer Outlook at launch. He now hopes that a killer app will change everything. He explained, “It is the killer app for Windows. Now we’re going to bring it with the second-generation Surface. We’re working really hard on it, and we hope that it’s going to be a big success.”
There have been numerous rumors that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) would eventually launch new Surface tablets. It’s also possible that they will launch one with a smaller sized screen. It’s also reported that Nvidia and QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) will make the screens for smaller tablets.
Microsoft Surface Tablets late to the game
The Verge adds, “Nvidia’s confirmation suggests that Microsoft is working on multiple versions of its Surface tablets. Previous reports have revealed that Microsoft is testing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor, and the software maker is believed to be preparing a 7- or 8-inch Surface tablet. It’s likely that Microsoft will continue to use NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)’s Tegra chips for its Surface RT product, while planning the Qualcomm work for other products. Microsoft recently teased plans to update its Surface RT and Surface Pro devices, alongside new accessory colors.”
The Microsoft Surface is essentially just another tablet computer. It’s not as popular as the Apple iPad or the many Android tablets on the market. The fact that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)was so late in the game probably is a contributing factor to their lack of success. There is no word on if or when Microsoft’s next tablet will be a hit.