Microsoft’s Surface tablet was originally due to hit stores in the UK on October 26th, but The Verge has reported that stock of the new Windows 8 tablet is being held at UK customs, with those who have already pre-ordered the device received an e-mail earlier today, which starts with the disappointing line, “The release date for the pre order product has changed.”

The e-mail goes onto say that the tablet will now be available from November 6th, alongside that in the US the stock for the Surface has already been snapped up, with both the 32GB and 64GB models are now listed as “sold out.”

Resulting in those over the pond will have to wait three more weeks whilst supplies are replenished, check out the source link below for more information.

[Update] Microsoft has since confirmed to The Verge that the Surface is not in fact delayed, and the email was in fact just an error, whoops:

“All customers should expect their devices by the original date given when orders were placed. Microsoft is following up with customers to confirm their original shipping date remains unchanged, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.”

Source: The Verge

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