Today many Microsoft Surface buyers will be angered, not by the device but by its absence, as many international pre-orders end up being pushed back around the world.
According to readers Microsoft is now revising the language of the pre-orders, saying delivery would be *from* the 26th, and that devices could arrive as late as the 30th October.
Clearly the whole point of the pre-order system was to have the device arrive day and date with its release to the market, and while I do not expect riots in the streets, I think more than a few digital recycle bins will be tipped over.
If there is any good news, it is that some Microsoft reps have said the delays were due to “huge demand” which is never a bad thing.
To check where your Surface order currently is, use this handy tip from WPC.
- Just go to the FedEx or UPS websites and choose track package by reference.
- Enter your Microsoft Order number and delete the "MS" prefix.
- Leave the shipping date as the 24th and enter your destination Country and postal code.
Thanks Richard for the tip.