What's next for the Microsoft Surface?

Last year when the Microsoft Surface 3 launched people were genuinely impressed. You would think after you come up with a successful product that you'd be working on the next version to keep people talking, however, in typical Microsoft fashion, people aren't sure what is happening. So far we've heard nothing in regards to the successor to the Surface 3 and the stock levels are dropping to the point that only a few configurations are available. Basically it seems like Microsoft is either really good at keeping a secret and is going to come out with something to replace the Surface 3 or they are looking to get out of the hardware business. ArsTechnica has the full story.

Microsoft's Surface 3 impressed us when it launched last spring. It's a smaller, cheaper iteration of its Surface Pro concept, and this setup struck us as a pretty compelling mix. But there are signs that the device is not long for this world. Brad Sams at Thurrott.com writes that many versions are listed as out of stock in Microsoft's online store, with no expected availability. Online, only the 2GB RAM/64GB storage/LTE version is in stock.

In-store stock levels show a bit more availability, but the Surface 3 remains limited, with only some configurations on offer.