What you need to know
- The Surface Duo will officially ship to more markets in "early 2021."
- Microsoft specified that the device will ship to the UK, Canada, France, and Germany next year.
- Currently, the Surface Duo is limited to only the US.
Pete Kyriacou, VP, Microsoft Devices, outlines the year that lies in store for the Surface Duo in a new blog post. The biggest news of Kyriacou's post is that the Surface Duo will officially become available in more markets next year. Specifically, the Surface Duo will ship to the UK, Canada, France, and Germany in "early 2021."
Kyriacou's post lines up with our previous report, which states that the Surface Duo will roll out to a handful of more markets in February 2021. Microsoft has taken a measured approach to the release of the Surface Duo since its initial launch in August of this year, and it appears that the company is continuing along that course with the device's international launch.
Alongside the announcement of upcoming availability in more markets, Kyriacou highlights some of the achievements of the Surface Duo. The Surface Duo was honored as one of TIME's best inventions of 2020. Kyriacou also highlights that people have used the Surface Duo and its unique form factor in many ways, including building their own App Groups for better multitasking.
Since its release a few months ago, the Surface Duo has received several updates. Our executive editor Daniel Rubino recently re-reviewed the Surface Duo and breaks down if those updates add up to a substantial change for the device.
In what is likely not a coincidence, the Surface Duo is on sale right now for $200 below its normal price. The Surface Duo is available starting at $1,200 through the Microsoft Store and Best Buy.
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Still waiting patiently for that December update🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
The fact that it's being rolled out to more markets would suggest that Microsoft are seeing some real potential in the device. Can't wait to see a version 2
Are they going to reduce the price as it will only have 2 to 2.5 years of support left...
Would have loved checked the Surface Duo out in a retail store but with this damned pandemic I ain't taking that risk...
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