Microsoft hasn’t said much about the prospect of a smaller version of the Surface table although market analysts say it is definitely coming. Microsoft is expected to release a 7″ or 8″ Surface Mini tablet, which will be running either the Windows 8 OS or the upcoming Windows Blue OS.
No release date has been rumoured just yet, but an analyst has stated that we could expect the device in June when the company announces the first beta of Windows Blue. The evidence for the 7 or 8 inch version comes with the fact Microsoft has been altering Windows 8 and Windows Blue to support 1024 by 768 resolution devices. This is expected to be the resolution of the new mini tablet from Microsoft.
Microsoft has already confirmed it is looking to expand its Surface product range but is yet to give a clear indication that the Surface Mini is how it intends to do this. In launching a Surface Mini Microsoft would face stiff competition from other small and popular tablets on the market right now like the Google and ASUS Nexus 7 and the iPad Mini. If Microsoft’s Surface Mini is going to succeed, the value for money has to be there and the choice of an operating system has to be viable and right.
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