The Microsoft Surface 3 4G LTE is launched in the US today, where both the 64GB and 128GB model with 4GB of RAM is offered as unlocked devices from Microsoft stores.
The first mobile operator to sell it in the US is AT&T, starting now today on Friday, July 24, followed by T-Mobile on July 31 who will make the Surface 3 4G LTE available to their business customers then.
The wireless technology on the Microsoft Surface 3 4G LTE includes 4G-LTE support for the bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29, 38, and 41, while for 4G it supports HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul.
The GSM / GPRS / EDGE supports the 850, 1900, and 2100 MHz bands.
Wi-Fi is like on the Wi-Fi only model with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac support and Bluetooth 4.0 support which in turn supports up to 10 other devices in mobile hotspot, so you’ll easily become very popular among your friends.
The price of the 4G LTE Surface 3 varies a lot depending on the kind of bundle or plan that is available.
The US launch comes one month after the cellular Surface 3 first became available in Japan, and just weeks after it also became available in Europe.
– Jim Miller