Surface will now be available in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Qatar, Spain, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates and the U.K.
Surface, which debuted in the U.S. in 2007, has been bought by companies such as AT&T, which configured Surface to display information about a mobile device when a customer placed it on Surface’s screen. Surface has also been used in health-care and financial applications as well as in hotels.
Surface doesn’t have a mouse or a keyboard, and people manipulate applications and items such as photos by tapping and dragging. Photos can be expanded using one’s fingertips. Surface uses cameras to identity objects and sense hand gestures.