Microsoft has announced that an LTE variant of the Surface 3 will be available in the UK and Germany from July 3rd. Later, the tablet will also go on sale in Spain and France. Unlike the Surface 3, the sales of the LTE variant will initially be handled by the carriers in the above-mentioned regions. The carriers who will be selling the Surface 3 LTE include Deutsche Telekom in Germany, Orange Business Services in France, as well as O2 in the United Kingdom and Movistar in Spain.
The Redmond-based company further announced that wider availability of the tablet through retailers and commercial resellers, including Microsoft store in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States in the coming weeks — no exact date is available at the moment.
Surface 3 has received a decent response from the tech community, and the launch of the LTE enabled version of the tablet will keep consumers connected at all times, especially the business users. Furthermore, Microsoft is offering two configurations of the tablet, one with 64GB storage and second with 128GB of storage, both feature 4GB of RAM and Windows 8.1 Professional. Customers will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 when it launches later this month on July 29th.
Rest of the specifications appear to be the same. There’s a 10.8-inch display sporting a resolution of 1,920 by 1,280 pixels, a Quad-core Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor, up to 10 hours of battery life, a full size USB 3.0 port, 3.5MP front-facing camera, an 8MP rear camera for photos and videos, a microSD card reader, WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0 on the connectivity side.
Surface 3 LTE should reach all major markets in the coming weeks, stay tuned to WinBeta, we’ll update you as soon as it’s hits the retail shelves in key markets.Further reading: Microsoft, Surface 3, Tablet, Windows 8.1