Microsoft’s Surface is off to a very slow start, in UBS analyst Brent Thill’s opinion.
He estimates Microsoft sold just 1 million Surface RT tablets, down from his previous estimate of 2 million.
For some context, Apple is expected to have sold well over 20 million iPads. That’s part of the problem. People are choosing iPads over Surfaces, says Thill. He also blames narrow distribution. Microsoft only sold the Surface at its stores last quarter.