(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Microsoft has moved to expand the availability of its 256GB Surface Pro tablet to the U.S. market.
And while the device was initially made available in just Japan, those in the United States can expect “limited availability,” a report from Engadget signaled last Monday.
The move comes as part of the recently unveiled Microsoft Devices Program, a reseller initiative from the company.
According to a Microsoft statement update made available via Engadget, to receive the 256GB Surface Pro, consumers will have to either be in “business, education or the public sector” to get the version at the current time.
“Yes, there will be limited availability of a 256GB version of Surface Pro in the U.S. exclusively to our business customers through the commercial channel and the authorized Surface resellers. The resellers that are part of this initial phase of commercial expansion for Surface are great at working with their customers to develop unique solutions to meet their unique business needs, including where it makes sense, the option for a 256GB Surface Pro. As reflected in today’s announcement, we’re committed to our business, public sector and education customers, and are happy to be increasing Surface availability through the commercial channel,” explained Microsoft’s Surface Team in a blog post.
Microsoft originally debuted the Surface tablet in June of last year.