Microsoft has recently announced its plans to come out with a Windows 8
based tablet - Surface. However, company was shy on the availability, 3G
connectivity or pricing details.
Now, Bloomberg is reporting that
Surface tablet might debut with just a Wi-Fi only version and will
perhaps get 3G later. Releasing a Wi-Fi only version makes sense for the
company, as 3G version will require carrier partnerships and perhaps
won't be contributing much to the sales.
Separately, a Digitimes
report has got the tentative pricing information from its sources in the
supply chain and it is not looking good for the Windows maker. The
publication is quoting a $599 price for the RT version, which is a good
$100 more than cheapest iPad. On the other hand, Pro version is likely
to cost $799.
It is noteworthy, that other tablets such as
Asus Transformer Prime, Amazon Kindle Fire, Barnes and Noble Nook tablet,
BlackBerry PlayBook were launched as Wi-Fi only versions initially and later PlayBook got a 3G version too.
To remind you, Microsoft Surface sports a
10.6-inches display and an aspect ratio of 16:9. The most distinguishing
feature of the Surface tablet is that it will come with a full
keyboard. The company has not indicated by when it plans to launch the
tablet in the market or what will be the pricing of the same.
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