Microsoft: Surface Tablet to Debut in Retail Stores Soon

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Microsoft announced on Tuesday that its new Surface tablet will be coming to more retailers as soon as mid-December.

The news comes just days after it was rumored the Surface tablet -- which is only available via the company's website and retail stores -- would go on sale at various retailers in time for the holidays. Microsoft didn't elaborate which companies would be selling the device.

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“The public reaction to Surface has been exciting to see," said Panos Panay, general manager of Microsoft Surface, in a statement. "We’ve increased production and are expanding the ways in which customers can interact with, experience and purchase Surface."

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The company said U.S. and Australian shoppers will soon be able to go into retail locations purchase the tablet, which runs Windows RT software, but more countries will be added to the availability lineup in the future.

“Our plan has been to expand the retail presence for Surface after the first of the year," added Steve Schueler, corporate vice president, Microsoft retail sales and marketing. "Based on interest from retailers, we are giving them the option to carry Surface with Windows RT even earlier."

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