Microsoft promises more Surface Pros in stores this week
It's a wild week for Microsoft's Surface Pro team. There was the big release, with lines forming at Microsoft stores, reviews being posted all over the web and then news the tablet sold out at all locations. Not too much can be read into the latter at this point -- we do not know how much stock was actually available.
More are coming. In an overnight announcement, the Surface team lets everyone know that Microsoft is "shipping additional units of the 64GB SKU to Best Buy, Staples and Microsoft Store now. We are shipping 128GB SKU later this week to retailers, with some units available by the end of the week. Our priority (and that of our retail partners) is to fulfill orders from customers who made a reservation first. Canada is following a similar timeline but may take an extra few days to start arriving".
Again, we do not know any real numbers here -- how many have been sold, how many are now being shipped? Microsoft and analysts will sooner or later let us know if this "success" is artificial or real.
For now, Microsoft wants us to know that "demand is high and we’re working as quickly as we can to get Surface Pro in market. If your local retailer does not have stock immediately, they should have it soon".
Did you get one? Are you anxiously waiting for stock to return or awaiting your reservation unit to be shipped? Or could you not care less?