Last-gen Surface tablets pass through Bureau of Indian Standards
Microsoft may consider launching Surface tablets in India, according to a listing on the country's regulatory authority, the Bureau of Indian Standards.
The website lists two Surface model numbers, 1516 (Surface RT) and 1601 (Surface Pro 2), as being approved for distribution in the country. Maintek, the company that is listed on the BIS site, is a manufacturer that has registered the tablets for sale in the country.
Even though the tablets have been certified by India's regulatory body, there is no telling when (or if) Microsoft decides to launch either model in the country. According to a Microsoft spokesperson:
Indian users, would you be interested in buying either tablet if it were available in the country? Would you rather see the Surface Pro 3 instead? Sound off in the comments.
Source: BIS; Via: Evyush
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.
And no, just because they got Nadella on the lead now doesn't mean everything will get there faster. Microsoft is and will continue to be a US company, as much as it hurts the rest of the world.
And this is coming from a Mexican that lives right across and gets nothing as well.
I look at quality not at quantity but the $400 or ₹24k is too much.
One year ago, when I bought a Nokia Lumia 520 worth of $180 or ₹10500 (when Lumia 520 was released first), people used to think that I must be a RICH guy to use Lumia series phones. So u can understand our situation. :D
I bought my Surface Pro in a trip to Canada and would totally upgrade to the SP3, but no Surface for Brazil. If they release just the last gen here now I would be more offended than happy.
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Here in India, if we got this standard tablets, its sure that people will bang on to buy that first instead of just a tab which just downloads apps and games noramlly.
& relist the price according to indian market.
(can't stop laughing at people misunderstanding "standards" here though!)
it would be a competitor to Samsung's Note series...
maybe people will buy it too..(not considering the cost)
better performance and build quality