WSJ: Microsoft Building 5 Million Surface Tablets This QuarterJamie Condliffe10/16/12 7:20amFiled to: RumorsMicrosoftSurfaceTabletWindows31EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkAhead of its launch, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft is building between 3 and 5 million Surface tablets to sell on the run-up to the holiday season. Clearly, it means business.The newspaper cites component suppliers in Asia, who have stated that up to 5 million Surfaces could be churned out before Christmas. That's a similar number to those placed for Amazon's Kindle Fire and Google's Nexus 7 in the past, say the suppliers. It is dwarfed, however, by the weigthy 10 million iPad Minis rumored to have been ordered by Apple.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.