Microsoft has announced the availability of both its Surface Pro and Surface RT tablet devices in new markets around the world. The Surface Pro will be seen on store shelves of 7 new countries, which includes Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, France, Germany, and the UK. So far, the Surface Pro was available only in the US and Canada. However, the company hasn’t stated any specific dates or launch period except that the tablet will launch “in the coming months.”
Coming to the Surface RT, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, New Zealand, and Mexico will see the tablet towards the end of March. The Surface RT is the lower priced version of the Surface running Windows RT, but the model has seen less user uptake. In contrast, the Surface Pro running the full blown Windows 8 version is reported to have evoked greater consumer interest. This in spite of it having a relatively high price. Microsoft has stated that they remain committed to the Surface line of tablet devices and are already working on the next gen versions. Also, the gradual launch of the tablet devices in newer markets marks Microsoft’s renewed push to see greater acceptance of its Surface lineup.