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Microsoft Surface Pro to start selling in China April 2

Microsoft started selling the Surface Pro tablet in early February in the U.S. and Canada. While Microsoft has never revealed any information about how many of the tablets it has sold, a third party claimed earlier this month that about 400,000 Surface Pro tablets had been bought up to that point.

Now Microsoft has confirmed that China will be the next country to sell the Surface Pro tablet. The word comes via Microsoft's Weibo account, which claims the tablet will go on sale on April 2.

It's not much of a shock to hear that China will be the next place to sell the Windows 8 Pro tablet. Microsoft has been greatly expanding its retail reach in that country of late, including a recently announced deal to have a Microsoft online storefront on China's Tmall.com.

Microsoft has been much slower to expand its Surface Pro sales compared to the Surface RT tablet, which launched in late October in eight countries, including China, and has since expanded to 13 more European countries. In mid- March, the Surface RT started selling in Japan and New Zealand.

Source: Microsoft on Weibo via Liveside.net

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