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Microsoft building up 5 million Surface tablets for holiday shopping

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:39PM EST

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Microsoft (MSFT) seems pretty confident it can sell a lot of Surfaces. Supply chain sources have told the Wall Street Journal that Microsoft has placed orders for between 3 million to 5 million Surface tablets for the fourth quarter of 2012, which the Journal notes is around what Amazon (AMZN) and Google (GOOG) have ordered for their flagship tablets in Q4. The Journal’s sources also said that mass production for the Surface started ramping up earlier this month. Microsoft will officially launch the Surface at midnight on October 26th.


Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.