Microsoft will release the Surface Pro 2 later this year, but now a rumor has showed up about that Microsoft is also working on a 7-inch Surface tablet. And that tablet should be a Xbox Surface, a tablet based on Windows RT with a lot of Xbox features built-in. Maybe it will be a companion device to the coming Xbox 720?
I have said many times that I think that Microsoft should use the popular Xbox brand for their mobile devices too. Maybe that could help Microsoft sell the Surface.
Microsoft confirmed on the latest earnings conference call, that they is working on smaller, cheaper Windows 8 tablets that are expected to arrive in coming months.
Seattle Times reporter Janet Tu tweeted this:
Microsoft CFO Peter Klein confirms company is working w/OEMs on smaller devices, at lower price points, to be available in coming months.