Microsoft Surface RT to be sold in more countries Feb. 14th

As consumers in North America get ready to buy the Surface Pro on Saturday, there's word that the current Surface RT product will actually be expanding its reach into a number of new European countries; the reveal comes as part of Microsoft's overall Surface announcements today.

Microsoft's press release announced that, starting on February 14th, the residents of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland will all be able to buy the Surface RT tablet, running on Windows RT.

The press release also repeats what the company has already announced about the launch of the Surface Pro tablet on Saturday. Microsoft Store retail locations in the US and Canada will being selling the Windows 8 Pro-based tablet on that day, as well as Best Buy locations in the two countries, along with Staples in the US and Future Shop in Canada. The Surface RT tablet will also be available as a 64 GB stand alone version for $599 on that day.

New accessories include the limited edition Surface Wedge Touch mouse for $69.95 and Three new limited edition Surface Touch Covers in red, magenta and cyan which will be priced at $129.99 each.

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Another missed chance...... Sometimes I just don't get it how MS thinks....

It would have made complete sense to put -both- tablets on the markets outside the US, why offer only one tablet, when you have two?

So MS, don't complain about low sales on the Surface, as there's no way to buy them when you're not living in the US or Canada. <sigh>

Really hope the Surface Pro will also be sold in those countries soon, and not wait another couple of months to boost the sale of the RT version.

Suspect that its down to the fact they would need to make regional layout type covers for those countries. Remember some from the Netherlands wanting to buy one but was told it would have the countries keyboard from where he would order from.

Austria has the exact same keyboard as Germany yet we are ignored on a regular basis by Microsoft...