When the Microsoft Surface rumours first started swirling back in 2012, we weren’t entirely sure what size of tablet to expect.
Of course, the Microsoft Surface ultimately landed as a 10.6in beast, though rumours of a little brother are reaching fever pitch.
Indeed, rather than “sources familiar with the company’s plans” or “an anonymous source who has been accurate in the past”, it’s actually Microsoft fuelling the 7in Surface fire.
Speaking on an investor call, Microsoft CFO Peter Klein confirmed “a new suite of small touch devices powered by Windows” will be released at “competitive price points”.
A 7in wallet-friendly Microsoft Surface would inevitably go down a treat. Obviously Klein doesn’t specifically confirm that Microsoft will manufacture such a tablet, though M$ has promised more hardware.
Not to be outdone, Apple bowed to “tweener” pressure and announced the iPad mini in October 2012, a device that has supposedly cannibalised sales of the larger iPad.