Surface Mini will have a 7.5-inch screen, sources say
The smaller version of Microsoft's tablet will have a 7.5-inch screen, according to people from the display world.
Here's some more info on the rumoured tablet. Microsoft's diddy device will have a 7.5-inch screen, according to sources.
That's according to analyst firms NPD DisplaySearch and IHS iSuppli,.
Last year came reports that Microsoft was testing a 7-inch tablet, while others claimed 8 inches was on the money. It's possible that Microsoft has been testing all these sizes, and has now plumped for 7.5 inches. Though nothing is confirmed as yet.
The Redmond-based company uses 10.6-inch screens on its current crop of Surface tablets (including the). If the Mini does feature a 7.5-inch screen, the 3-inch difference between the two would be more than the 2-inch between the and .
There's more fuel to add to the rumour fire, too. Microsoft updated its developer tools for Windows 8.1 earlier this year, and specifically included references to 7.5-inch tablets running at a 1,440x1,080-pixel resolution with a 4:3 aspect ratio. So that could well be the resolution of the Surface Mini.
The tiny tablet could also come with 3G or 4G connectivity. That would be a first for a Microsoft slate.
Microsoft unveiled its new Surface tablets this week. They'll go on sale here in Blighty on 22 October. They're still pretty pricey though, with the Pro 2 -- which runs the full-fat Windows 8 -- costing at least £719.
Microsoft is currently in the process of. Nokia is rumoured to be readying a , so we'll have to see how that pans out. We should see some new Nokia devices at its , also on 22 October. Coincidence? Probably, actually.
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