Surface Pro Tablets Will Be Back In Stores Later This Week, Microsoft Promises

By Prarthito Maity email: p.maity@mobilenapps.com | Feb 13, 2013 07:27 AM EST

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When the Surface Pro tablets first released officially, the device made its way out of the stores as fast as it had made an appearance, and willing buyers had problems of finding it anywhere. However, that problem, as it seems, will be solved soon.

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Per reports, Microsoft, after the recent sale out fiasco of the Surface Pro tablet, has promised its fans that the tablet will soon be back for sale, later this week to be more precise.

Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet went on sale earlier in February, and while the stocks diminished faster than expected, buyers had a hard time finding one to buy. Moreover, even retail stores like Best Buy were reported to have very limited stock, and the 128GB model quickly sold out online.

Now the Surface team head Panos Panay has promised the shortages will be resolved shortly this week, and this was revealed by him when he answered to a fan's tweet enquiring about a certain date as to when the device will be back in stores, or even on the Web, again.

"We are shipping more 64 GB now to BBY, Staples, MS Store and online. 128gb at BBY and MS Stores by Saturday," Panay wrote on Twitter.

Even Microsoft has released a new statement discussing about the potential availability of the Surface Pro tablets and what the company is doing to bring the device back for customers.

"In the U.S., we are shipping additional units of the 64GB SKU to Best Buy, Staples and Microsoft Store now. We are shipping 128GB SKU later this week to retailers, with some units available by the end of the week," the company states. "Our priority (and that of our retail partners) is to fulfill orders from customers who made a reservation first. Canada is following a similar timeline but may take an extra few days to start arriving."

The post also confirmed the fact that the demand for the Surface Pro is actually quite high, and that the company is "working as quickly as we can to get Surface Pro in market. If your local retailer does not have stock immediately, they should have it soon."

However, on the other side of things, Apple and Android may take a note of the situation here because the Surface Pro tablets running Windows 8 are actually in demand and stocks have diminished radically since release.

This is also something very similar to the situation that Nexus devices are facing with stocks running out almost every week.

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