Could there be a 7-inch Microsoft Surface tablet on the way?
| by Nikhil Subramaniam |
Earlier today, we saw how PC sales figures for this quarter tell a woeful tale. One of the principal reasons for this decline is the rise in acceptance and usage of tablets as primary computers. But with Microsoft already preparing for this eventuality with a refresh of the Surface brand, it was only a matter of time before a smaller Surface tablet came up. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Redmond-based company is developing a new line of the Surface tablets, which includes a smaller 7-inch tablet (Surface mini, perhaps?). The mini version of the device is expected to go into mass production later this year, sources clued in to the company’s plans told the paper.
Microsoft is preparing to give a big push to its Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8/RT offerings, with new products and software updates lined up from now till the beginning of the next year. As the company strives to compete with Android and iOS, it has stepped up its tablet plans and the next-gen Surface tablets are expected to debut with cutting-edge hardware and a smattering of software features.
Could come in a smaller package
Tags: Microsoft Surface , Microsoft Surface mini , Surface 7-inch , 7-inch Surface tablet , Surface tablet , Surface mini tablet , Mini Surface tablet , 7-inch Surface slate , 7-inch Microsoft Surface , Surface vs Nexus 10 , Surface vs iPad , iPad mini , Nexus 7 , 7-inch tablets , 7-inch tablets market , PC sales , decline in PC sales
12 Dec, 2013, 11:08 AM
12 Dec, 2013, 10:11 AM
11 Dec, 2013, 10:13 AM
Here's a quick comparison of the Nexus 7 (2013) and iPad mini with...
Looking for tablets under Rs 10,000? Here are five options...
We bring you our pick of the top five tablets under Rs 20,000...
Thu Dec 12, 23:22:39
Thu Dec 12, 21:50:29
Thu Dec 12, 21:42:53