Microsoft is reportedly working on an LTE-enabled version of the Surface 2 tablets which will hit the retail shelves in the coming days. According to a new report, Microsoft stores have started receiving the inventory for the AT&T Surface 2 model, which will go on sale in the coming weeks. In addition, another report from the same source also reveals the pricing of the tablet. In case you don’t know, this is the first time Microsoft has decided to offer a Surface tablet with LTE connectivity on board.
The report surfaced from WPCentral, and they claim they’ve seen the images of the Surface 2 LTE box with “AT&T Network Ready” mentioned on them, but they didn’t post it due to its sensitive nature. Additionally, the site claims the 64GB Surface 2 with LTE connectivity will cost a hefty $679, which is $130 high when compared with the 64GB Surface 2 non-LTE variant. But the price looks pretty justified, especially for those who want internet connectivity on the go.
The tablet comes with Windows 8.1 RT as its operating system and supports 850/900/1800/1900 2G bands, 3G UMTS (bands 1,2, 5) and LTE (bands 4, 7, 17) for uninterrupted connectivity, as well as WiFi.
For $679, you’ll get your hands on a 10.6 inch ClearType with 1080p resolution, Tegra 4 processor, 64GB storage with a microSD card slot for storage hungry users, 2GB of RAM, LTE connectivity, 5MP rear camera, 3.5MP front-facing camera and it ships with Windows RT 8.1 as for the operating system.
Let’s just wait for Microsoft to make things official. If it turns out to be true, will you buy the LTE-enabled Surface 2? Share your thoughts in the comments below.Further reading: Microsoft, Surface