Microsoft is planning to introduce new Surface tablets and drop the price of existing models, with retailer Staples confirming a cut in the US this weekend.
Sources familiar with Microsoft’s Surface strategy say the price cut is imminent, with each device set to be slashed by $150, reports The Verge. It’s said to be part of a bid from Microsoft to turn around slow sales.
A listing by Staplesshows that the Surface RT 32GB model will be cut from $499 to $349 from Sunday, July 14th. The 64GB model is expected to drop to $449, while the Surface RT 32GB with Touch Cover could fall to $449.99, and the 64GB version with Touch Cover $549.
Microsoft hinted that new Surface RT and Surface Pro models are in the works during its Worldwide Partner Conference this week.
During a presentation slide, "Update to Surface RT", "New Accessories", "New Accessory Colours" and "Update to Surface Pro" were mentioned.
This follows rumours that surfaced last month stating Surface 2 featuring Windows 8.1 could launch later this year.
Microsoft has yet to make an official announcement.