Yes, it seems as though the newly released Microsoft tablet known as the ‘Surface’ is going the way of Windows Millennium, and Vista… behind the times.
Bloomberg received word that the new Microsoft product will be Wi-Fi only, and will not offer any connectivity ability for 3G or even 4G LTE networks on any carriers at this time.
Why won’t Microsoft add wireless data connectivity? A few reasons:
- To keep the of the tablet costs down
- They were probably having trouble getting carriers to have a supply in their stores, since Apple iPad’s with 4G LTE is the tablet most carriers are moving the most of.
- Android and iOS tablets have proven the market, Windows and the BlackBerry Playbook haven’t even come close to proving a demand in the market.
This tablet appears to be dead on arrival.
You can read the Bloomberg article here.