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Microsoft Betting Big On Surface: Orders 3 To 5 Million Tablets For Q4, Says WSJ

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http://techcrunch.com – Redmond is getting ready to go to war, tablet war against iOS and Android — with the looming launch of its Windows 8-powered Surface slate, due to get the final reveal on October 25. Yesterday Microsoft ramped up the marketing blitz with a new Windows 8 commercial. Today it’s pushed the button on Surface banner ads (h/t to the Verge for spotting). Now the Wall Street Journal says Microsoft has ordered between three and five million Surface tablets from its Asian component suppliers for Q4 — ramping up to similar order volumes as Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Google’s (IT news)