Microsoft’s Surface tablet was met with a lukewarm reception when it was launched globally just a little over three years ago. Even so, Microsoft hasn’t abandoned it and it looks as though the tablet may finally be making its way to our shores.

Microsoft hasn’t confirmed anything, but in a blog post the company’s Brian Hall (General Manager for Surface) said that Microsoft will be expanding its Surface 3 retail channel from “a few hundred partners selling and servicing Surface to a few thousand globally in the coming months.”

The big push for Surface naturally coincides with the launch of Windows 10 later this month.

“This expansion of our partnerships is directly related to our optimism for much broader success that will come with the release of Windows 10,” he said.

Once again, no specific countries were mentioned as to availability, but when the Surface was first launched in 2012, we were told that it will be launched here – eventually.

Retailer insiders, however, are confident that Surface will land in South Africa this time round. A source inside one of the country’s largest tech chains has told htxt.africa that they are preparing for sales to begin.

//Updated 11.05

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