surface 2 review 022 640x426When most people think of tablets, there is a good chance that their minds run to iOS or Android. This is understandable as both Apple and Android OEMs have put out pretty good tablets in the past, thus overshadowing Microsoft’s efforts at attempting to break into the tablet market with their own offerings as well.

However it seems that at least over in Japan and Korea, the demand for Windows-based tablets is on the rise, at least according to a recent report from DigiTimes that claims that vendors based in Korea and Japan have recently upped their order for Windows-based tablets.

These vendors have reportedly ordered tablets in both the 8-inch and 10-inch variety and have placed more orders than usual, which has led to the speculation that Windows tablets, at least in Korea and Japan, are on the rise. The numbers seem to prove this too and have apparently increased from 3% to 15% which we have to say is pretty impressive.

We’re not sure what’s the exact reason behind the increase in demand, but the report claims that it is because of a flash-based game that demand for such devices are on the rise. It seems a little far-fetched to think that people would spend hundreds of dollars to play a Flash-based game when they can do so on their laptops or computers, but what do you guys think?

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