ZDNet’s Mary Jo-Foley first reported that some Power Cover and Docking Station customers were getting their devices ahead of their scheduled availability, and Paul Thurrott’s Windows SuperSite later claimed that Microsoft execs have said that the accessories will be available early but only in ‘limited quantities’.
Microsoft announced the new Power Cover, which boosts tablet battery life by 75%, and the $200 docking station, which has USB 3.0, mini DisplayPort and Ethernet connections, at the Surface 2 unveiling in New York last month.
But in the wake of Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia and perhaps other considerations, Delta has reportedly decided to go with Microsoft Surface 2 tablets (due out next month) instead.
The rumored Sirius tablet has never been officially acknowledged by Nokia and its expected release is not assured.
"In less than two years, Delta cockpits will be paperless as we roll-out the Microsoft Surface 2 tablet running Windows 8.1 RT as our company-issued device," the airline told its employees recently, according to a report yesterday by WindowsITPro.
"The 757/767 fleet will be the first to make the transition with the 777, 747 and MD88 as fast followers. [...]