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Microsoft has finally confirmed the rumors that it is moving to non-Microsoft online and offline stores for expanding its sales network of Surface RT tablets. This is going to happen as soon as mid-December. In a statement released on December 11, Microsoft is also looking to convert many of its temporary stalls into permanent stores.

Customers in the US and Down Under would be the first beneficiaries of this expansion program as Microsoft pushes for more stores in line with the holiday season. Microsoft officials mentioned that the expanding program was scheduled to happen some time after the first quarter of 2013, but increasing retailer pressures have forced their hands to yield-in. There were however no statements whether the proposed expansion plans are more to do with the slow sales of the Surface RT.

Windows supersite’s Paul Thurrott mentioned that sources close to Microsoft had revealed to him Microsoft’s scheduled plan to expand and start pushing their products through retail stores such a Staples and Best Buy.

On a query to Microsoft about the list of retail chain stores that will start selling the Surface RT and the countries that are destined to see an expansion, a Microsoft spokesperson mentioned they are unwilling to comment on the same. The spokesperson also refused to comment which of the temporary Microsoft stores that are to be converted into permanent stores. In a rumor, the Times Square New York may just be one of the stores that become a permanent one.

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