If you live in a country that doesn't have a Microsoft Store, you may be able to head to a local electronics store soon to check out the Surface RT tablet. Rumor has it that Microsoft is planning to roll out its Surface tablets to third-party retailers soon than it originally had planned to.
If the rumor is to be believed, the Microsoft-made tablet will first see its way into third-party retailers in countries that don't have Microsoft Stores. This part of the roll out is reported to be happening within days. The second part of the roll out will be in January 2013, where upon third-party retailers, such as Best Buy and Staples, will be able to sell the Surface tablets.
This pushed up or expanded roll out schedule could be due to Microsoft not selling as many Surface tablets as they had originally planned to do. Rumors that Microsoft's sales have been soft are running rampant around the web. Microsoft may be hoping to increase sales with wider availability.