It's officially March, and the UK still has no Microsoft Surface Pro – or even an official launch date for the Surface Pro. Which was first announced in June last year.
We were hoping a new post on the subject that popped up yesterday on the Surface Blog would give us some concrete info to report, but alas no. The best we can do is say the UK launch of the Surface Pro tablet will happen in the coming weeks to months.
Yes, we know that means next to nothing, but don't shoot the messenger. And in fact, despite how vague that time frame is, it's actually an improvement on what the blog post itself actually says, which is that “Surface Pro will be heading to Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United Kingdom in the coming months”.
However, Pocket-lint has managed to nail down Ben Reed, Surface team senior manager, into confirming that the UK launch will happen in a matter of “weeks, rather than months”.
We'll avoid being too pedantic and pointing out that as expressions both are in fact completely non-specific – a year, after all, is both a matter of weeks and months (52 and 12 respectively). If we were taking it to ridiculous levels we could have claimed in the headline that the Surface Pro is just days away. And we wouldn't be wrong.
But no, instead we'll say we're genuinely grateful for Reed's improvement on the linguistic quick-sand of the blog post, which includes gloriously meaningless phrases like “phased approach”, “focused on meeting demand”, “working super hard”, “delivering a great experience” and the odd “more to come as we have more to share”, which for some reason sounds like something a B-list Yoda-channeling motivational speaker might come up with.
It's really just the facts that we want, guys. Give us facts if there are facts to give; and say nothing if there's nothing new to say.