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Microsoft to build 3 million Surface tablets!


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#1 USG Ishimura

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 05:10 AM

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Microsoft is expected to build a little more than 3 million Surface tablets. Production plans are for a few million units for calendar 2012, said IDC analyst Bob O'Donnell. "Probably a little over 3 million, both [Intel] x86 and ARM," he said. Surface RT is built around ARM processors and will not support older "legacy" software that runs on Windows 7. Intel-based Surface will run Windows 8 Pro that does run legacy software.

"If they build a few million units there's no way they can sell it through Microsoft store only," he said, referring to Microsoft's current plan. "So I think that they'll sell it through traditional retail also. You can't build that many products without having a much wider distribution strategy. They just haven't shared that [strategy] yet," he said.

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Edited by USG Ishimura, 18 August 2012 - 05:11 AM.


#2 FalseAgent

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:14 PM

...just 3 million?

#3 Chrominator

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:05 PM

3 million is a huge number I think when there will be a lot of alternatives running Window RT.

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