Microsoft Surface sales may exceed 1mln in Q4: Expert

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 05, 2012 09:40 hrs

Microsoft Surface RT tablet sales may exceed one million in the fourth quarter, an expert has said.

"We see estimated sales of 1.3 million" in the quarter, Rhoda Alexander, an analyst at IHS iSuppli, said.

"I would be surprised to see it much above that," she added.

According to CNET, the Surface RT version of Microsoft's tablet first went on sale October 26, well into the fourth quarter, so sales of over a million would have occurred in roughly two months.

By comparison, Google's Nexus 7 tablet, which went on sale in June, started at a pace of about 500,000 units a month and is now selling at close to 1 million per month, the report said.

The Nexus 7 has an entry-level price of 199 dollars, whereas the Surface RT tablet, which runs a limited version of Windows 8, starts at 499 dollars, it added. (ANI)

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