It looks like Microsoft didn't make enough of the regular 32 GB version of the Surface tablet to go around. Earlier this week, we reported that the $499 version of the Windows RT tablet (the one that comes without the touch cover) had already been back ordered in the US version of the Microsoft Store website less than a day after its pre-orders launched.
Now it seems that folks in Canada and the UK who didn't move fast enough are going to have to wait as well. The Canadian Microsoft Store says flat out that the 32 GB version of the Surface, priced at $519, is now "Temporarily sold out". It's the same situation for the Microsoft Store website in the UK, where the 32 GB version was selling for 399 pounds.
Microsoft has yet to comment officially on how many units of the Surface tablet is is making for this first batch but it seems clear that the 32 GB model without the touch cover is by far the one that consumers want the most. Microsoft has been making much of its Touch Cover with the included keyboard but at the moment it appears many people just want the Surface without the optional keyboard.