When Microsoft releases its Surface tablet later this year, sources believe that it will be a Wi-Fi only tablet and will not support any additional data connections.
Microsoft is reportedly equipping the device with a Wi-Fi connection and chose not to include 4G LTE or other data connections in order to keep costs down.
Wi-Fi tablets have proven popular with consumers who mainly use the devices at home and at work. Consumers have been very cool to carrier tablets, likely because of the additional cost and contract. To that end, Verizon has announced a data sharing plan to help boost 4G tablet sales. AT&T is expected to follow soon.
Microsoft announced the Surface tablet at a Windows event earlier this week. The full list of specifications has yet to be released to the public. Be sure to check with TabletPCReview to find out what Microsoft has in store for the tablet when it is released in a few months.