Jason Del Ray, writing for Re/Code on the apparently-impressive Microsoft Surface:
In its fiscal second-quarter earnings release today, Microsoft said Surface revenue was $893 million during the final quarter of calendar year 2013, up from $400 million in the preceding quarter. It didn’t, however, provide information on the number of units sold and it did cost the company $932 million to generate the Surface revenue.
Still, that’s some holly jolly holiday season news, considering the Surface’s track record. The bad news, of course, is that Microsoft’s share in the tablet market is still minuscule.
The market share is irrelevant at this point: The bad news is that Microsoft is still losing money on every Surface it sells.