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Surface is rumoured to launch in October

Microsoft Surface initially ‘WiFi only’

Bloomberg has reported that the first versions of the Surface tablet will only feature WiFi connectivity.

There will be no immediate plans for the 3G/4G options according to people ‘familiar with the matter’. Bloomberg’s sources, which have refused to be named, claim: “Microsoft is equipping the device with a Wi-Fi short-range connection.”

As most tablets solely feature WiFi, this might not be much of a surprise if Surface was considered ‘just a tablet’. But with its Pro version featuring Windows 8 in full along with Intel Core i5, many are looking to Surface as a serious rival to the iPad, which has 3G/4G connectivity.

Microsoft’s Surface tablet is expected to launch in October and is rumoured to cost around $599 for the ARM-based Windows RT version, and around &799 for the Intel-based Windows 8 Pro version.

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