Microsoft Surface 7in rumours gather pace

Microsoft Surface 7in rumours gather paceWhen 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.

The small/budget tablet war is really heating up. Amazon got the ball rolling with the Kindle Fire back in September 2011, and it was joined by the Asus-built Google Nexus 7 in June 2012.

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.

via: Pocket-lint

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 19, 2013 at 12:34

I'll wait for the....
ach, who am I kidding.
They need to do quite some fiddling to adapt Win to a 7-in screen, no?

barrybarryk  Apr. 19, 2013 at 14:47

Yeah I don't see a pro version happening at 7" or really any smaller than it already is. RT would work at 7" though. But then again RT is balls and not in a "if only this were 3 inches smaller it'd be awesome" kind of way

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 19, 2013 at 16:31

Hahahaha

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