From the rumor mill: Surface Pro powered by Windows 8 Pro coming January 29th

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And let the rumors begin. Microsoft recently revealed that the company would be releasing a Pro version of its Surface tablet, which would be powered by Windows 8 Pro. Now, a new rumor has surfaced claiming that the Surface Pro will be released January 29th. Microsoft has yet to reveal an official release date for the Surface Pro.

"A source close to the Redmond campus told us that Microsoft may actually unveil the Surface tablet on January 29, with sales to begin the next day in the United States," the rumor claims. We are flagging this as a rumor until official details are revealed by Microsoft. What we know so far is that the Surface Pro will be available in January of 2013 and will come in two flavors, a 64GB model for $899 and a 128GB model for $999. Microsoft's Surface Pro has already made it through the FCC approval process, which simply means there is one less obstacle for the device to go though before it makes it debut this month.