LOS ANGELES, Oct 10 – A ‘deal’ with the Suning company means that the leading Chinese retailer will be able to sell Microsoft’s Surface tablets through its network of gadget stores.
It looks as though the upcoming launch of Microsoft’s much-publicized Surface tablet will not be confined to the US. Chinese consumers will also be able to get their hands on the device and decide if it’s as good as an iPad or an Android device.
Analysts and experts initially believed that though the Windows 8 operating system would get a worldwide roll out, Microsoft’s latest tablet would only be available to US customers, via its temporary pop-up
and permanent Microsoft stores (Amazon chose a similar path with its first Kindle Fire tablet, limiting its sales to North America via its website).