Microsoft Surface 2 with LTE Headed for AT&T

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There is good news and bad news for those who want an LTE-enabled version of a Microsoft tablet: one will be released by AT&T, but it won’t be the Surface Pro 2.

Microsoft Surface 2Panos Panay, the head of development for the Surface line, revealed this week that AT&T and Vodafone will offer a version of the Surface 2 with built-in 4G access.

This device is going to run Windows RT 8.1, the version of this operating system designed for ARM processors. Panay said there are no plans for a version of the Windows 8.1-based Surface Pro 2 with LTE.

The Microsoft exec said the 4G version of the Surface 2 will be available in the first part of 2014. He also raised the possibility that it might be offered by other wireless telecoms.

For more about these upcoming tablets, read our Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 Hands-On Preview



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