"Sold out? Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is being accused of manipulating availability of its new Windows 8 tablet/PC hybrid. The company seems to be the latest playing the game of pretending to sell out of the latest shiny, in order to create buzz. But people are now wise to these shenanigans, it seems."
According to ZDNet, Microsoft shipped 1.25 million Surface RT tablets in the fourth quarter of last year. Only 700,000 of those were sold and the ones sold had high return rates. On the other hand, Apple shipped 22 million iPads and 13 million Android tablets were shipped by Samsung and Amazon.