Microsoft Surface (MSFT) sales are "starting modestly," Steve Ballmer tells a French paper,...

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Microsoft Surface (MSFT) sales are "starting modestly," Steve Ballmer tells a French paper, while blaming sales channel limitations (Surface is only available at Microsoft Stores and the company's site). Microsoft saw strong pre-orders for the Nvidia-based (NVDA) Surface RT, but reviews were lukewarm. The Intel-based Surface Pro, which is expected to cost more, hasn't yet arrived.