UBS Analyst: Surface tablet sales projection falls by 50%

According to a report by Bloomberg, Brent Thill, an analyst at UBS estimates that Microsoft’s Q2 earnings will be less than expected, having sold only half of the amount of units of what he originally projected for the Surface tablet.
The Surface went on sale in the U.S. on 26th October with a price tag of $500, $600 or $700
Thill estimates that only 1 million Surface tablets, down from 2 million, were sold during the holiday season cycle that ended in December in comparison to Apple, expected to have made iPad sales of around 20 million units.

Thill explains that “Surface RT is a consumer device with [fourth-quarter] sales suffering from the difficult iPad compare and narrow distribution.” 
Thill believes that the Surface Pro, with a focus on business use, will provide better competition for Microsoft against Apple’s iPad saying that the it “is the more promising” model.