In an interview with CNET, Rhoda Alexander, an analyst at iSuppli, said that the number of Surface RT tablets being purchased is only at about 55 to 60 per cent of the number that have been shipped out to stores. That means that of the 1.25 million Surface RTs available through the Microsoft Store online and in brick-and-mortar locations, as well as Staples and Best Buy stores, roughly 680,000 to 750,000 have actually been purchased.
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While Alexander says that she has seen those types of figures before, such as with the launch of new Android devices, she has noticed another interesting trend: while she wouldn’t give a specific number, Alexander says the return rate was “very high.”
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