The Microsoft Surface may not be a contender for highest-selling tablet this year — it may not even be in the top five — but Redmond is pretty confident in its ability to sell at least a few million.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is manufacturing between three and five million Surface tablets in the fourth quarter, and hopes to sell out of all of them. Initial reports are that the company sold out of its 32GB pre-orders, though there is speculation that Microsoft is limiting launch-day supply to build up hype and sustain demand.
The Surface went on sale as pre-order yesterday for $519 CDN, and goes all the way up to $719 for the 64GB model with a Touch Cover. Microsoft also aired its first Surface commercial this week.