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Microsoft ordered 3 to 5 million Surface tablets for Q4

The new operating system designed and developed by the Redmond based software and operating system giant is just around the corner to be announced at an event. The operating system we are talking about is the new Windows 8. We have already used up to three versions or releases of the operating system and a lot of us love the new Metro based user interface in the operating system. But a class of people is not very comfortable with the newly designed user interface.

But Microsoft, on the other hand, is all set to get into the field and fight the tablet war with its new operating system as the weapon of mass destruction. Cupertino’s tech giant, Apple, as we all know, is one of the major competitors for Microsoft on many fronts. And the company’s iPad is the very popular and the most sold tablet in the 10 inch genre, even though it is not completely 10 inch.

With Windows 8, Microsoft is also outing its new line of tablets, the Surface tablets. The company has already unveiled the tablet a while back at an event. And now, according to the Wall Street Journal, the company has ordered for 3 to 5 million units of the 10.6 inch Surface tablets from its Asian component makers. The quantity is similar to the order volume that Amazon had made for its Kindle Fire tablet.

The Redmond based company is going high with the tablet and wishes to take on Apple and Google in the tablet war. The market is now filled with hundreds of Android tablets and the iPad. If you consider the 7 inch market, there are many well built and quality and affordable tablets such as the Google Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire, with the Apple iPad Mini expected to come in the same class. So will Microsoft be able to survive in this market? Well, I think so. What is your opinion?

Source: Tech Crunch