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Microsoft to sell struggling Surface tablets to business customers outside the U.S.

The move builds on a similar effort Microsoft launched in July to tap distributors and resellers to push Surface tablets to U.S. businesses.

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Microsoft's Surface RT snafu prompts shareholder suit

A group of disgruntled shareholders--or lawyers--has filed a class-action suit against Microsoft that claims the company misled investors over the state of its Surface RT tablet.

Windows tablets gain market, but Surface still struggles

Windows' share of the tablet market grew slightly in the second quarter, as shipments also ticked up in the face of a slow-down by tablets overall, researcher IDC said.

Microsoft continues to miss the point with Surface pricing

Microsoft cut the price of some Surface Pro models, but not enough to make a difference.

Microsoft slashes Surface Pro tablet prices by $100

Just ahead of the back to school season (and a rumored refresh), Microsoft's self-made slate gets a discount, as does the 8-inch Acer Iconia W3 Windows tablet.

Android tablets still rule, while Windows continues to slip

Both Apple- and Windows-branded tablets lost market share in the second quarter, each retreating in the face of increased pressure from Android, a market research analyst said.

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Real-world confessions from Surface RT owners: Who loves it and why

The much-maligned slate actually has its fanboys. We talk to living, breathing people who use Microsoft's low-end tablet PC.

Microsoft Surface revenue awful on paper and in the pocketbook

Microsoft revealed Tuesday that its actual revenue for the Surface tablet was less than the dollar sum of what it wrote off. Any way you cut it, that's bad.

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Microsoft's Surface RT sells out at Walmart—then doesn't

Following a significant price cut, Walmart is sold out online of Microsoft's Surface RT. Best Buy appears to have them in spades, however.


Put Office on the iPad for tablet success, analyst advises

It's apparent Microsoft doesn't have a hit in the Surface RT; what's stopping the company from finally releasing Office for the iPad and scoring some tablet success?