Surface Pro sales begin on February 9th in the US and Canada, starting at $899

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Microsoft is finally naming a date for its Surface Pro launch today: February 9th. The software giant may have missed its January release date promise, but the Windows 8-powered tablet will be available to purchase next month from retailers in the US and Canada. Microsoft is “taking a phased approach” with Surface Pro availability that may disappoint some international customers. “It will be available initially in the US and Canada with additional markets to follow in the coming weeks and months,” says a spokesperson.

Microsoft’s latest Surface tablet runs on a full version of Windows 8, meaning it will support existing desktop applications in addition to the new Windows 8-style ones. The Surface Pro is similar to Microsoft’s Surface RT…

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