Microsoft (MSFT) aims to sell a "few million" Suface tablets in the coming year, says Steve...

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Microsoft (MSFT) aims to sell a "few million" Suface tablets in the coming year, says Steve Ballmer. For reference, Apple (AAPL) sold 11.8M iPads in the March quarter. The fact Microsoft only plans to sell Surface online and through its (very few) retail stores, perhaps to avoid competing with OEMs in retail channels, is likely to limit sales. Also, reports have popped up that Microsoft is having yield issues with Surface's case. (more)