Microsoft is claiming to be able to push out a consumer version of its coffee table-cum-PC, Surface, within the next three years, lopping a couple of years off their original forecast of 2013. VP of Specialised Devices and Applicatiobs at MS, Tom Gibbons, told Fortune magazine:
“In the three-year time window, we absolutely see how to get there. If we can beat that, we’ll try to beat that.”
However, Gibbons admitted the company struggled to stick to their promise of having the $10,000 units shipped to business clients by the end of last year.