Microsoft Surface tablet availability expands amid reports of demand

Apr 23, 2013
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Microsoft Surface tablet availability expands amid reports of demand

Microsoft will soon be expanding the availability of its Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets. It stated that due to the high demand for its products in other countries, it has decided to bring its tablets to several more markets. The Surface RT will be expanded to 4 new markets, while the Surface Pro will be expanded to a whopping 24 new markets. The expansion will be completed by the end of June.

Currently, the Microsoft Surface RT tablet is available in 25 markets, including: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. On April 25th, 2 days from now, the Surface RT will become available in Malaysia. It will then head to Mexico by the end of May, and finally to Korea and Thailand by the end of June.

The Surface Pro on the other hand is only available in the United States, China, and Canada. So Microsoft has decided to do a drastic move and launch the Surface Pro into 24 more markets. These markets include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. Most of the markets will receive the Surface Pro by the end of May, while Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, and Thailand will get the tablet by the end of June.

Microsoft puts more emphasis on the Surface Pro, stating that its very hard to keep the tablet in stock. Before, the product would sell out constantly in the United States and in Canada, but now sales have stabilized. Microsoft assures consumers that there will be enough stock of its tablets at its retail partners to ensure a smooth and successful launch. The Surface tablet has been praised as the "one device people use to work and play". To see if the tablet(s) are right for you, be sure to check out our reviews for both the Microsoft Surface RT and the Microsoft Surface Pro.

[via Microsoft]


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