When Microsoft announced the new Surface Pro device back in May, they confirmed that Surface Pro with LTE Advanced will be shipping later this year. After that initial announcement, they never spoke about it again. Today, Misco, an online retailer in the UK has started taking pre-orders for Surface Pro LTE version. Surface Pro LTE with Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD will cost around £1,169.
When comparing the pricing with the non-LTE model, we can notice that Microsoft is charging a £145 premium, which I think is reasonable. In the US, the LTE versions of Surface Pro models might cost $150 more when compared to non-LTE models. Misco has also mentioned that Surface Pro LTE will be shipping in December for pre-ordered customers.
At the Future Decoded conference in London next month, Microsoft hardware chief Panos Panay will be delivering a keynote. It is widely expected that Microsoft will officially announce the availability details on the Surface Pro LTE device at this event.