Microsoft started pre-orders for the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 earlier today, but those tablets won't start shipping for another month or so. However, if you want to see working models of the new members of the Surface family ahead of the October 22nd release date, and meet the person in charge of the entire Surface team, then you might want to see if the Surface tour is coming near you.
Yes, Panos Panay, the head of the Surface group, will be going on tour to show off the new Surface devices at various Microsoft Store locations over the next few weeks. The Microsoft Store Facebook page has a list of the dates and locations for the Surface pre-release tour:
- September 30th - University Village in Seattle, Washington
- October 1st - Westfield San Francisco Centre in San Francisco, California
- October 2nd - Westfield Century City in Los Angeles, California
- October 3rd - Houston Galleria in Houston, Texas
- October 9th - Dadeland Mall in Miami, Florida
- October 10th - Specialty Store at Shops at North Bridge in Chicago, Illinois
- October 15th - Specialty Store at Time Warner Center in New York City, New York
- October 16th - The Shops at Prudential Center in Boston, Massachusetts
- October 17th - Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia
All of the events begin at 6 pm in the stores' respective time zones. Let's hope Panos doesn't have to deal with too many groupies while he is on the tour bus.
Source: Microsoft Store on Facebook | Image via Microsoft