Along with the 64GB $599 Surface RT and Surface Pro availability announcements, Microsoft is also announcing three new limited edition touch covers, expanded availability in 13 new markets and a Surface edition of Microsoft's Wedge Touch Mouse.

The new covers come in cyan, magenta and red, and each have their own design laser etched into the outside of the cover. Each cover is priced at $129.99, a $10 premium over the standcard touch covers. 

Over the coming weeks, Surface will be available in the following new markets: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. This apparently doubles the number of markets Surface is available in.

Finally, Microsoft's Wedge Touch Mouse is going to be available for $69.95 which is basically a version of the Wedge mouse but with Surface's finish on the sides.

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  • zilexa - Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - link

    Only the Surface RT will be released in these new countries, right? Or will the Surface Pro also become available within weeks in these countries?

    By the time the Surface RT is fully stocked in these countries.. the hardware is becoming old.. I don't understand why MS didn't take the risk of releasing it in much, much more countries immediately, if you believe in your product (and they have every right to), why such a poor, tiny release?
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  • Death666Angel - Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - link

    This happens all the time. I think the SGS2 release was especially late for the US and of course other countries.
    The Tegra3 platform was old even when it launched though. :/
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  • melgross - Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - link

    This isn't anything unusual. Apple is noted for doing this as well. You want to roll out in your home market first. Get some feedback, and ramp up production over time. Reply

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