's anonymous sources say that the Microsoft Surface tablet will just ship in a Wi-Fi only version for launch.
Verizon's shared data plans
are finally making it (relatively
) affordable to have both a cellphone and a cellular tablet, too, but Surface buyers will apparently not be able to take advantage of that new paradigm when the tablet first hits the market.
We didn't really expect anything else, honestly, as Microsoft made no mention of cellular connectivity during its Surface press conference
or in spec sheets
for the device, and most tablets and PCs have traditionally shipped without cellular connectivity on day one.
sources also say the Surface is manufactured by Taiwanese ODM Pegatron.