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Surface to head to brick-and-mortar stores

Microsoft's Surface is expected to turn up in Harvey Norman this Friday, expanding beyond its online-only start.

Microsoft's Surface is expected to turn up in Harvey Norman this Friday, expanding beyond its online-only start.

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The Financial Review discovered the change in strategy, which will no doubt boost Microsoft's sales — although, without official figures, it seems that analysts aren't agreeing on whether the tablet is doing well or not.

It's looking like this may be a global strategy as well, with rumours that the tablet is about to also hit brick-and-mortar stores in the US soon.

While the restricted, ARM-based Surface RT is all that's available right now, Microsoft is expected to release the full-featured Surface Pro in January 2013.