ASPIRING GADGET SELLER Microsoft has sold out of the 32GB model of its upcoming Surface tablet.
The firm has added a note about availability on its website, saying "32 GB without Black Touch Cover - Temporarily sold out".
The two other models are still offered with shipment not expected for another one to two weeks.
The sold out model is the cheapest, entry level model and is priced a quid shy of £400.
For that you get a tablet without a black touch cover but with 32GB of storage. You can't though, because despite not actually being on sale yet, it is sold out.
If you have £80 lying around and like the idea of a black touch cover you can still stake your claim on that option, while people with a spare £160 and a strong inclination towards Windows tablets with black touch covers and 64GB of storage are also in luck.
The same model sold out in the US last week, but we are reluctant to associate that too closely with actual popularity because we have no idea how many units were available in the first place.
We've asked Microsoft to comment. So far it has not, but we suspect that those marketeers who are responsible for its Surface tablet are walking around its offices high-fiving each other. µ