Microsoft’s Surface Sold Out on the Eve of iPad mini Debut

All Surface pre-orders have been pushed back up to 3 weeks

By on October 22nd, 2012 06:40 GMT

All Surface versions are now officially sold out in the United States, right on the eve of iPad mini’s debut slated to take place tomorrow.

The order status of each of the three Surface models is now pushed back up to three weeks, the Microsoft Store website points out.

A Microsoft spokesperson told CNET that, while the Surface is indeed sold out in the United States, all devices would be shipped in time, while customers can still get their own tablet from a traditional Microsoft Store.

“Surface is available online in eight markets across the world: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Online availability adjusts based on orders and inventory. Regardless of online availability, beginning Oct. 26, 2012, all three Surface SKUs will be available for purchase at all Microsoft Store locations in the United States and Canada, including in all 34 new holiday stores,” the Microsoft rep was quoted as saying.

The cheapest Surface seems to be the most appealing for all Microsoft fanboys, as this particular version got sold out in less than 24 hours after the parent company released pricing information.

What’s more, consumers who want to purchase the 32 GB with no Black Touch Cover will have to wait up to three weeks before receiving the device. The most expensive version, the 64 GB with the magic cover, could be shipped in up to two weeks, according to the Microsoft Store website.

In the meantime however, Microsoft is also giving away passes to reserve a tablet at your local Microsoft Store. The only thing you have to do is to get in line at the Microsoft Store on October 26 at noon.

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