Microsoft is not giving up on its tablet battle and is obviously here to stay. Despite Surface’s underwhelming sales figure over the holidays, Microsoft announced last April 23rd, Wednesday, via its Surface Blog that Surface RT and Surface Pro will soon be available on more countries.
Initially available in US, Canada and was recently launched in China last April 2nd, where they got a customized Surface Pro, Surface Pro will hit shelves by the end of May on the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
On the other hand, Surface RT will be available in Malaysia, today, April 25th, in Mexico by the end of May and in Korea and Thailand by June. This expansion will result in Surface RT being available in 29 markets.
If you are confused with Surface RT and Surface Pro, here’s what you need to know. They are basically the same, running the same Windows 8 interface. One may run more apps, or have a longer battery life, but they are both powerful devices.
The competition between tablets is stiff but Redmond Company is hoping to build momentum especially with the news from Strategy Analytics that Microsoft’s share of tablet market quadrupled to 7.5% after Windows 8. I really think that the Surface Pro is a powerful tablet and hopefully, it will appeal to enterprise users.
Microsoft is also set to unveil its next generation Xbox (codenamed Durango) on May 21st.
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