According to a report from WPCentral, Microsoft is offering reservation passes for the new Surface tablet to those who visit a local Microsoft Store or pop-up kiosk. These passes allow you to reserve a Surface tablet and purchase one on the day of release.
“Congratulations, the Surface is almost yours. This pass reserves a brand new surface just for you. Bring this pass to the Microsoft retail store before 12pm on [October 26th]. Your Surface will be ready to purchase,” reads the pass. This is a pretty cool idea on Microsoft’s part for those who want to go and purchase a Surface tablet on the day of release, rather than pre-ordering it. And since the 32GB Surface RT tablet, which runs for $499, is currently sold out online, this might be the only way to get one – for now! There is no word on exactly which stores are doing this, but so far we know the store in Washington Square in Beaverton, Oregon, is offering these passes.Microsoft, Surface, Windows 8