Microsoft just announced that its Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet, also known as the Surface Pro, will launch in the United States and Canada in retail stores on Feb. 9 starting at $899 for the 64GB model. The 128GB model will also be available for $999. Microsoft, Best Buy and Staples will sell the device in the United States, and other retailers will carry the tablet in Canada. Microsoft said it will include a Surface pen (a stylus) will be included in the purchase price.

"The response to Surface has been exciting to see," said Panos Panay, general manager, Microsoft Surface. "We're thrilled to continue growing the Surface family with the availability of Surface Windows 8 Pro on Feb. 9 and by increasing the number of places customers can experience Surface firsthand."

The company also said it will soon launch its Windows RT tablet in 13 new markets.