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Microsoft hopes to sell ‘a few million’ Windows 8 Surface tablets in 2013

During the Worldwide Partner Conference keynote, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stated that the company was hoping to sell a “few million Surface PCs” in the coming year. Ballmer also believes that there will be 375 million Windows PCs sold in the next 12 months.

According to the report, Steve Ballmer believes that Microsoft will sell a few million Windows 8 Surface tablets in 2013. By stating this during a keynote, it clearly showcases how Microsoft is planning a big push for the Surface tablet. Ballmer also has high hopes for the Windows platform in terms of sales. “Ballmer also said that according to estimates, there will be 375 million Windows PCs sold in the next 12 months. His implication was there would still be lots of OEMs making Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows RT (Windows on ARM) machines, too,” the report states. With Microsoft’s recent purchase of large-screen multi-touch display vendor Perceptive Pixel, will we be seeing a large push towards this product and will Ballmer’s estimates be right?

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