Tech focus now on Microsoft Windows 8, Surface tablet

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  • Thursday, 25 Oct 2012

GOOD INDICATOR: If Ballmer stays silent about Windows 8 sales, it might indicate a less than stellar performance. — Reuters

SEATTLE: Firm sales numbers for Microsoft Corp’s Windows 8 and its new Surface tablet will not be available for three months, but it may be clear long before then if it has a hit on its hands.

“We can definitely gauge it by chatter,” said Emily Chan, an analyst at Bernstein Research. “There is a slight learning curve, so I don’t think we will see that big pop that iPad saw.”

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