~1.5M Surface tablets have been sold since Microsoft (MSFT) launched its tablet line in late...

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~1.5M Surface tablets have been sold since Microsoft (MSFT) launched its tablet line in late October, sources tell Bloomberg - sales of the Nvidia-powered (NVDA) Surface RT (cheaper and launched earlier) are said to be a little over 1M, and those of the Intel-powered Surface Pro around 400K. The sources add ~3M Surface RT tablets were initially ordered, a figure that suggests inventories are high. For reference, Apple sold 22.9M iPads in Q4, and IDC estimates Samsung and Amazon's Q4 tablet shipments respectively totaled 7.9M and 6M.