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Staples: Windows 8, Surface Pro Tablet Sales Weaker Than Expected

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) remains “excited” about Windows 8, but the U.S. retailer says the Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) operating system and even the new Surface Pro tablet are falling short of Staples’ original expectations. Demos Parneros (pictured), president of U.S. Stores, shared Staples’ views of Windows 8 and Surface Pro sales during an earnings call today. And the view, at least right now, isn’t all that positive. During a Q&A session, a BB&T Capital Markets analyst asked Staples if it is “fair to say that Windows 8 has been disappointing for you (IT news)