Microsoft confirms Surface 2 with AT&T LTE -- goes on sale tomorrow
We knew it was coming, but today Microsoft confirms that it is introducing a 64GB mobile broadband-ready version of Surface 2, and you won’t have to wait very long to get your hands on it either, as it will be available from tomorrow, March 18.
"In launching this new version of Surface 2, we’re adding the power and reach of AT&T’s 4G LTE network to an already fantastic device", Panos Panay, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Surface, states. The new slate will be available in the US at Microsoft retail stores, www.microsoftstore.com and at BestBuy.
As for the price, Panay says it will set you back $679, which makes it a pretty expensive purchase, especially as you’ll likely need to factor in extras like a Touch or Type cover. The lack of carrier diversity won’t please many would-be purchasers either, but it’s a start.
Are you interested in buying a LTE version of Surface 2, or do you -- like a lot of us in the BetaNews newsroom -- find the idea of a LTE tablet pointless when you can tether using a smartphone?