WSJ: Microsoft Reportedly Working On A 7-inch Surface Tablet

Posted on Apr 11 2013 - 1:17pm by Editorial Staff

According to a report on the Wall Street Journal, the software giant Microsoft is reportedly working on a 7-inch Surface tablet which could go into production this year. The move behind building this 7-inch tablet version is due to “counter urgent threats to its $75 billion software empire.” This is even nothing surprising when every other vendor – Samsung, Amazon and Apple all having their tablet’s mini-versions in the market, then why Microsoft left behind, the Journal citing its one of the sources revealed.

Also, with IDC recently revealed that the PC shipments down 13.9% year-over-year, making the fourth consecutive quarter year-over-year shipment decline. Bob O’Donnell, IDC Program Vice President, Clients, and Displays say: “While some consumers appreciate the new form factors and touch capabilities of Windows 8, the radical changes to the UI, removal of the familiar Start button, and the costs associated with touch have made PCs a less attractive alternative to dedicated tablets and other competitive devices. Microsoft will have to make some very tough decisions moving forward if it wants to help reinvigorate the PC market.”

Well, we believe more certainly have to come and we will be keeping on updating you as soon as more updates come into picture.

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