Remember when Microsoft announced the end of the tablet ? Back in late January, the firm (opens in new tab) made good on that promise. Now, the has gone missing from Microsoft Stores online, TechRadar has found.
Searching the firm’s webpages in the US, UK and Australia, the Surface Pro 3 is not available for purchase from the Microsoft Store. Links found (opens in new tab) and Google in the UK (opens in new tab) point to still-running webpages for the product, but buy links now redirect to the Microsoft Store’s homepage – as of this writing.
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Digging a bit further following this discovery, a few lesser-known (and therefore more difficult to trust) news websites reported the back as far as January 30, days after Microsoft’s in which it mentioned the and replacing the Surface 3 specifically in its lineup.
(No reports from more widely-known news sources could be found on the matter.)
Microsoft hasn’t made any mention of the discontinuation of the Surface Pro 3, having for this device specifically just at the end of January. Not to mention right about when reports of it going missing from Microsoft’s online stores were published.
Being a third-generation Surface device like the Surface 3, it would make sense for Microsoft to discontinue the Pro version alongside this one, though the lack of any specific word on the matter is unexpected.
Perhaps Microsoft is making room in its portfolio for a forthcoming and , both expected to launch later this year. Regardless, without a statement from Microsoft, anything said on the Surface Pro 3’s disappearance is pure speculation.
As such, we’ve contacted Microsoft for comment, and will update this article should we receive a response.