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Even with a dud in the Surface RT, Microsoft is cooking up a sequel, a chip partner confirmed to CNET on Thursday.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told CNET that his company is "working really hard" on the second-generation Surface with hopes it will be more successful than its predecessor.
Nvidia provided the processor for the first Surface RT, but sales of the device have been dismal. Microsoft had to write down $900 million for Surface RT last month, and the software giant later revealed it had generated only $853 million in revenue from Surface RT and Surface Pro since their debut last fall.
A big problem for Surface RT, the version of the tablet that runs on ARM-based chips instead of Intel, is that it didn't have Outlook available at launch, Huang said.
"It is the killer app for Windows," Huang said. "Now we're going to bring it with the second-generation Surface. We're working really hard on it, and we hope that it's going to be a big success."
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