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JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman To Sell Surface RT Before Christmas

Time to re-write those Christmas lists, gadget fans, for Microsoft is finally teaming up with Australian retailers to sell the Surface RT tablet. Interestingly though, Microsoft isn’t going to be dictating prices to retailers meaning that they might be able to undercut Redmond’s online store on price.

Microsoft confirmed to us this morning that the Surface RT would go on sale in Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi stores towards the Christmas-end of December. One imagines that the retailers will be selling the Touch and Type Covers along with other accessories too, but that’s not confirmed as of yet.

We’re also told that Microsoft will be giving retailers a recommended retail price, but the retailers won’t have to follow it. That means we might get the Surface RT from physical retailers cheaper than Microsoft offers it online. We’ll have to wait and see on that one, though.

We’ll update this story if and when we get more information.