Microsoft has announced that they are increasing the production of their Windows RT Surface tablet, and that they are also expanding sales of the device to other retailers.
“The public reaction to Surface has been exciting to see. We’ve increased production and are expanding the ways in which customers can interact with, experience and purchase Surface,” said Panos Panay, general manager, Microsoft Surface.
As early as mid-December, consumers will be able to go to retail stores in the United States and Australia to purchase a Surface with Windows RT. Additional availability will be added in a number of countries in the coming months.
“Our plan has been to expand the retail presence for Surface after the first of the year. Based on interest from retailers, we are giving them the option to carry Surface with Windows RT even earlier,” said Steve Schueler, corporate vice president, Microsoft Retail Sales and Marketing.
It will be interesting to see if Microsoft’s expansion of the surface to new retail partners is able to make the device more popular, and we are looking forward to finding out just how many of the tablet Microsoft has sold by the end of the year.