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August 15, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Microsoft lets resellers sell Surface to business customers in 17 additional countries

Microsoft is allowing a few resellers in 17 additional countries to sell the Surface tablets to commercial, education and public-sector customers. This follows on a program the company launched last month in the U.S. allowing business buyers to purchase Surface tablets and commercial services through authorized resellers. Today’s announcement expands the program to¬†Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland,…

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July 30, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Microsoft discloses how much it made in sales of the Surface

Microsoft made $853 million in sales of its Surface tablets in the past fiscal year — almost as much as it had to write down as part of its recent price-cutting on the Surface RT tablets.

The company disclosed that revenue figure in a document it filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Surface tablet with Touch Covers (Photo from Microsoft)

The Surface tablet with Touch Covers (Photo from Microsoft)

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May 1, 2013 at 1:22 PM

IDC: Microsoft now among top 5 tablet vendors, thanks to Surface

Microsoft has landed among the top 5 tablet vendors worldwide for the first time, according to research firm IDC. In the first quarter of the year, Microsoft shipped about 900,000 units of its Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets — most of those Surface Pro, according to IDC estimates. But “beyond the Surface products, Windows 8 and…

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February 15, 2013 at 7:02 PM

128 GB Surface Pro orders now being taken at online Microsoft Store

Quite a few would-be Surface Pro buyers were frustrated when they found out — following the launch of the Surface Pro last weekend — that many places didn’t carry it (especially the 128 GB version) and that, in many cases,¬† it wasn’t even possible to place an order. Microsoft has an update today, saying that…

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