Report: Surface to be Wi-Fi-only at launch

According to a new report, Microsoft's Surface tablet will be Wi-Fi-only at launch. Microsoft has continued to remain tight-lipped about whether or not a cellular version of the tablet will be available, neither confirming nor denying the report.

Bloomberg is reporting that Surface won't be available with a cellular service option at launch, citing two unnamed sources. It's unclear if Bloomberg's report is referring to both the Windows RT and Windows 8 Surface models or just the Windows RT model, which will launch before the Windows 8 version. As Bloomberg points out, the majority of tablets in the market are Wi-Fi-only, meaning Microsoft's decision could cut down on financial requirements while still reaching the largest percentage of users interested in a tablet.

The outlet's sources also claim Pegatron, the manufacturer of Apple's iPhone, is also making Microsoft's new tablet line. Like Microsoft, however, Pegatron has refused to confirm or deny its involvement in manufacturing Surface.

Surface, which was revealed Monday, is Microsoft's first foray in tablet or computer hardware outside of peripherals. Pricing has yet to be revealed for either version of the tablet. Additional information on Microsoft's tablet can be found in our previous coverage.

Source: Bloomberg

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