Microsoft appears to be having issues supplying the unlocked 4G LTE version of the 10.8 inch Surface 3 tablet. In July, the company announced on a blog that the unlocked Surface tablet would be arriving in the US in late August. Now, that same blog has received an update (via Windows Central) stating that the tablet won’t be arriving until Sept 19. France, Germany and the UK will have to wait till Oct 2 for the tablet.
When it is finally available, the tech company will sell this new variant of the Surface tablet through Microsoft stores, authorized resellers, and partner retailers. If you need the tablet right now the only way to get it in the US is through AT&T or T-Mobile. AT&T offers a non-contract 64MB model for $599 and a two-year contract model for $499 or $30 a month. T-Mobile currently only offers the LTE device to their business customers via their @Work channel.
This is a big release for the Surface line as it makes the device truly mobile for the first time. With LTE on board, it will be one less problem that can be levelled against the device by reviewers and critics.Further reading: 4G LTE, Microsoft, Surface 3