Surface 2 close to selling out: Microsoft

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Patrick Barry, ClickOnline.com

, Last Updated: 5:54 PM ET

Microsoft's brand new Surface RT 2 and Surface Pro 2 may not be launching until Oct. 22, but already the company is claiming that the devices are on the cusp of selling out. In a tweet, Microsoft's official Twitter account made the announcement to prospective developers:

With the performance of the original Surface hardware less than stellar (the company was forced to take a hit close to $1 billion on devices this summer), the claims of a sell out have piqued the interest of many, with some suggesting that the actual volume of available devices is much lower than many had anticipated.

Despite coming in for some tough reviews, the original Surface RT and Surface Pro are fine machines, if focused on a relatively niche market at the moment, but a more aggressive approach from Microsoft, including more hard-hitting advertising like the TV spot below, should help to spark consumer interest in the new devices ahead of their launch.


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