Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Surface said to hit more retail outlets within days

updated 07:52 pm EST, Fri December 7, 2012

Low Surface sales figures said to be incorrect

Reports have emerged that the coming days will see Microsoft's Surface RT tablet showing up in more traditional retail outlets as the software giant looks to improve accessibility for its first major foray into computer hardware. Details on where the device will be turning up remain scarce, but the plan to move toward wider distribution is said to have always been a part of Microsoft's plan for the device, though it was initially scheduled for early 2013. Wider distribution, it is thought, would help boost sales of the Surface tablet, which is currently available only online and at Microsoft's physical retail locations.

The news comes from Windows IT Pro, where Paul Thurrott says that Microsoft will be moving past its current limited distribution system. Thurrott also says that earlier reports of low sales for the Surface RT are off the mark, and that the device has been selling well. Thurrott's observation would seem to match with early indications of brisk sales, even though rumors have had Microsoft cutting supply orders in light of supposedly light sales.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News