Microsoft (MSFT) Plans Expansion of Surface RT, Pro to Several New Int'l Markets

February 28, 2013 12:53 PM EST
Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is back in positive territory today as investors still bank on the software giant's potential in the PC realm.

According to an earlier release, Microsoft is planning further expansion of the markets where its Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets will be available. The Surface RT will start selling in Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan and Surface Pro with Windows 8 Pro in Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United Kingdom in the coming months.

An official blog post today had Microsoft "focused on meeting demand in current markets for Surface Pro and...working super hard to get new inventory into retail but recognize demand exists in other countries as well."

Shares of Microsoft are up 0.2 percent Thursday.

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