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Analyst: Microsoft to sell 3 million Surface RT tablets this year

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 25 Aug 2012 6:13 User comments (4)

Analyst: Microsoft to sell 3 million Surface RT tablets this year IDC analyst Bob O'Donnell has said this week that Microsoft plans to sell 3 million ARM-based Surface tablets this year, a strong figure considering it is a new product and will not launch until late October.
The company is releasing its first ever tablet built for ARM processors, on October 26th.

Microsoft will not release its Intel/AMD-based Surface until early 2013.

For comparison's sake, Apple sold 17 million iPads last quarter, and Amazon sold 5 million Kindle Fire in the popular holiday quarter of last year.

Although rumored at a $199 price point, most believe it will likely launch at $299, if not higher.

For more information on the Surface, check here: Microsoft unveils Surface

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4 user comments

126.8.2012 02:48

They better start selling them quick, only a matter of time before Apple sues them for using a rounded rectangle.

226.8.2012 18:47

/\ Agreed.

326.8.2012 19:09

HP Touchpad, anyone?

427.8.2012 21:54

i cant wait to get one of these NOT.

Lol i seen a guy in town the other day taking pictures with an Ipad, or some ASTRONOMICAL HUGE TABLET lol. damn that was funny. i would never own any tablet, it just screams FAGGIT! lol
Or i want everyone to know i have a HUGE tablet.
are u really gonna sit on a bench in the park and do your business on it, or check out freakbook and see who dropped the larges turd on facebook. mine as well toot around a 32" flatscreen touchscreen lol

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