MS Surface tablets go worldwide

Redmond is expanding Surface RT and Surface Pro availability to a number of new markets, including major emerging economies. 

Writing in its blog, Microsoft said Surface tablets will start shipping in new markets in May and June. Additional details such as exact availability dates and prices will be disclosed at a later date. 

Surface RT will launch in Malaysia on April 25th, in Mexico by the end of May and in Korea and Thailand in June. This expansion will result in Surface RT being available in 29 markets. For those that are counting, it’s already available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Surface Pro will launch before the end of May in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Surface Pro will launch in Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, and Thailand before the end of June.

Surface Pro is currently available in the US, Canada, and China.

Microsoft insists that enthusiasm for Surface tablets has been fantastic, although sales figures paint a completely different picture. Last month it emerged that Microsoft managed to ship just 1.4 million units in the first three months of sales.