Microsoft announced today that it plans to expand its Surface RT availability to additional markets. Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, and Taiwan will all receive Surface RT units in late March. Microsoft is also promising that the UK, Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and New Zealand will be able to buy Surface Pro "in the coming months."

The lack of clarity on Surface Pro availability outside the US and Canada is less than ideal, but Microsoft's continued expansion of Surface is notable. The software maker recently expanded its Surface RT availability to 13 European countries earlier this month, an important step if Microsoft is serious about its Surface future. With the additional markets announced today, it's clear Microsoft will continue to spread its Surface reach far and wide.