The Microsoft Surface is one of the year’s biggest product launches, however it sounds like things aren’t quite going as planned.
Many had hoped to start receiving their Microsoft Surfaces in the post on Friday next week, October 26, but word on the cyberweb suggests customers in the UK will now have to wait a further seven days – till November 2.
Customers in the UK (and Canada, if that eases the pain any) have been receiving emails from Microsoft, advising of the delay.
“The release date for the preorder product has changed," Microsoft tells one customer via email. "The product listed below will now be available on 02 November 2012.”
No reason is given for the Microsoft Surface delay, though sources of The Verge suggest units are being held by UK customs.
Meanwhile, the 32GB Microsoft Surface without the Black Touch Cover (£399) has “temporarily sold out” on the UK store.
The 32GB and 64GB Microsoft Surface with Black Touch Cover (£479 and £559 respectively), on the other hand, are available for pre-order with “delivery within 1-2 weeks”.
Ah well, an extra week is far from The End of the World in the grand scheme of things, though it’s understandably disappointing. The real kicker is that the October 26 Microsoft Surface release in the US appears to be right on schedule. # O say can you see... #