Microsoft Plans to Ship 3 to 5 Million Surface Tablets This Quarter [REPORT]

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It has been a busy week for the tablet industry -- and it's just Tuesday.

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Apple sent out an invitation to a press event where the iPad mini is believed to be released, casting a shadow on Microsoft's Surface ship date, coming Oct. 26.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that Microsoft placed an order for 3 to 5 million tablets, similar to amount of tablets orders place for Google's Nexus 7 tablet and Amazon's Kindle Fire. Component suppliers have also said that Apple placed orders for 10 million smaller versions of the iPad.

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As the battle for the tablet market reaches a peak this month, the Pew Research Center announced than 25% of Adults in the U.S. own a tablet computer.

Which are you more excited for, the Surface or the suspected iPad Mini? Let us know in the comments.

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