Microsoft will begin selling the first of its Surface Pro tablet/PC hybrids with a 256 GB model, starting on June 7 in Japan.
Liveside.net reported on May 29 about the new 256 GB model of the Surface Pro, which will sell for 119,800 yen, tax included ($1,170). There also will be a 128 GB Surface Pro model introduced in Japan for 99,800 yen, tax included ($975). There won't be a 64 GB version introduced in Japan, LiveSide noted.
Update: A Surface spokesperson responded with the following statement: "We are excited at the tremendous response to the upcoming Surface Pro availability in Japan. With regard to future markets and other details, we have nothing to share at this time."
Microsoft is also making available in Japan several unique cover designs, a Microsoft Japan-provided screenshot of which is included, at right.