Following the launch of the Surface 2 on Monday morning, Microsoft says the LTE version of the tablet is coming "early next year."

Speaking on a Reddit AMA thread Panos Panay, Microsoft corporate VP of Surface, revealed the news: "Great question. We didn’t talk about it today, but Surface 2 will be launching an awesome LTE SKU early next year! Nice catch on your part, no one else has asked this question…… what better way to tell people than through Reddit!! Panos." He added GPS will also be included.

The Microsoft exec didn't clarify if the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, or both tablets will be receiving LTE. When emailed for comment, Microsoft wasn't able to provide further information.

The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 were unveiled at an event in New York City, along with seven accessories for both tablets. The Surface 2 features 10.6-inch Full HD ClearType display, 1.7GHz Nvidia Tegra 4 processor, 2GB of RAM, and supposed 25 per cent longer battery life over the original Surface. You can check out our hands-on for all of the details.