Microsoft promises Surface 2 models coming in 'multiple aspect ratios and sizes'

Microsoft promises Surface 2 models coming in 'multiple aspect ratios and sizes'The story of Microsoft's Surface tablet so far has seen two generations of 10.6in device launched in Windows 8 and RT guises, with the likelihood that a smaller Surface Mini will be along in due course.

But could there be more to come after that? Could well be, in fact the head of the Surface team at Microsoft, Panos Panay, has just dropped a major hint in that direction.

While previewing the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 to reporters at the Microsoft Store in Seattle yesterday, Panay was asked to confirm whether a Surface Mini was indeed on the cards.

He didn't take the bait, but far from putting a lid on speculation, if anything his comments have seen the rumour mill kick into overdrive.

“We have a lot of great things that we are thinking about and working on, and there are multiple aspect ratios and sizes and awesome things to come from Surface,” he said. “That’s the best answer I have for you.”

The aspect ratio thing would solve the annoying horizontal-only orientation Surface users currently have to put up with, but more interesting is talk of multiple sizes – as that would imply we're not just getting a single “mini” alternative to the standard 10.6in model, but further variations too.

Panay also confirmed that a 4G LTE-enabled Surface 2 will be arriving in the New Year, initially via Vodafone, but that there won't be an LTE version of the Surface Pro 2.

Via Geekwire

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Qualityoverquantity  Oct. 2, 2013 at 21:35

Thank goodness. I hate it when all my door stops look the same.


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