MICROSOFT HAS DELAYED the release of the Surface Hub for the second time, and the 84in tablet will not now arrive until April.
So says a report at CRN, which has heard from a Microsoft representative and sources in the reseller industry that the Surface Hub won't be available for another two months, despite the company's promise of a January 2016 shipping date.
Much like the setback from September to January, the delay is thought to be down to "manufacturing issues".
Microsoft's Windows and Surface lead Ryan Asdourian told CRN: "I think with any product, one of the things that's super important to us is quality.
"We are making sure a product like this releases with the highest level of quality when it ends up in customers' hands."
Microsoft confirmed the delay in a statement, but said that, while it's missed the January target, the Surface Hub will still arrive with customers "early" this year.
"We are still on track to ship the first Surface Hub devices to customers early this year," a Microsoft spokesperson said. "We are excited about the impact this new category of device will have on transforming how people collaborate at work."
Microsoft's Surface Hub is available in 55in and 84in models priced at £5,709 and £16,269 respectively. µ
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