Microsoft unveiled the Surface 2 last year and now an LTE-enabled version of the tablet looks like it will launch any day now. The first copies of the device meant for AT&T’s 4G LTE network have already started shipping to Microsoft Stores ahead of an official release, according to a report from Windows Phone Central citing an anonymous insider.
With Microsoft’s BUILD 2014 conference just around the corner, we’re expecting plenty of news from the company, including updates on Windows 8.1, Windows Phone and so much more, so it’s possible Microsoft will make the LTE Surface 2 official at the event. WPCentral also points to a recent FCC filing for what appears to be the device in question, though it appears to have vanished since it was first spotted.
The Surface 2 marked a solid improvement over the original model, mostly thanks to beefed up specs. Still, we generally prefer the Surface Pro line, which runs full Windows 8.1 software instead of the scaled back RT variant. Hopefully we’ll get an LTE-enabled Surface Pro 2 at some point in the future, as well as models for other carriers besides AT&T.