MICROSOFT HAS REVEALED that the Windows 10-powered Surface Hub has been delayed until 2016.
Microsoft confirmed to The INQUIRER in June that the 55in and 84in Surface Hub devices will cost £5,709 and £16,269 respectively, and will start shipping in September.
Bad news, giants. Microsoft has since quietly announced that the Surface Hub is facing delays, and won't now start shipping until January 2016 owing to "manufacturing issues".
Announcing pre-orders of the device earlier this year, Microsoft said. "Today is a big day for us. Three years ago we set out to build a completely new kind of experience, a collaboration device designed from the ground up with group productivity in mind.
"Today marks a milestone on the journey. With the announcement that we'll begin taking orders for Surface Hub on 1 July, we are one step closer to bringing a new way of working to our business customers and delivering a tool that will bring teams together in more efficient and engaging ways."
In terms of features, Microsoft said that the screens are built for touch and ink, so we'll assume that a three-stone stylus will also be thrown in.
With a view to "transforming meetings", Surface Hub comes with Skype for Business, which is likely to be equipped with real-time translation by the time the all-in-one ships later this year, and Microsoft's OneNote acts as a virtual whiteboard app.
The device also features WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and "a variety of ports for easy wired and wireless connectivity options". µ
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