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February 28, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Surface tablets to be sold in more countries

Microsoft is expanding the number of countries in which it will sell its Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets, beginning in late March.

The Surface RT, which is already being sold in the U.S. and Europe, will be available in Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and Taiwan, according to an official blog post.

The Surface Pro will be sold in Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

The Surface Pro, though — especially the 128GB version — has been having apparent supply problems even in the U.S. Shortly following launch weekend, it was unavailable in many places, including online at the Microsoft Store. More were made available later though those quickly ran out too in some places.

Microsoft acknowledged the issue in its blog post, saying: “We are focused on meeting demand in current markets for Surface Pro and are working super hard to get new inventory into retail but recognize demand exists in other countries as well.”

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