7-inch Surface: coming soon




7-inch Surface: coming soon

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Microsoft is ready to release a 7-inch tablet. The company’s management has recognized the need for a compact Surface after entering the tablet market Nexus 7 and the iPad Mini .

Miniature tablet goes into production in the second half of the year, becoming part of a new line of tablet computers Surface, informs American business publication The Wall Street Journal citing informed sources. Last year, 7-inch Surface is not included in the plans of the company.

Newspaper so could not figure out the preliminary cost of the device, but it is expected that the new product will be cheaper than the current generation of Surface. This will help Microsoft compete with companies such as Google and Apple. Consumers will be satisfied and that cater for inexpensive products.

Talk about the upcoming release of a compact model Surface started after Microsoft announced the new requirements to the minimum screen resolution for devices managed by the operating system Windows 8. And it became clear that the company is preparing a 7-inch tablet based on Windows 8. Under the new guidelines, the device that is going to use the logo of Windows 8 should have a screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels with a color depth of 32 bits. Previously, the figure is 1366 x 768.

Consumer appetite for tablets compact size continues to grow exorbitant rates. According to analyst firm IDC, in the fourth quarter of 2012, half of the set of tablets on the market was the screen size of less than 8 inches. Another firm, Display Search, predicts that in 2013 the compact tablet will bypass the sales of their full-size counterparts.

The figures show that the October release of Windows 8, designed for touch devices (tablets and traditional desktop computers managed by the keyboard and mouse) did not affect the increase in sales of personal computers, and perhaps even reversed the trend. Analysts at IDC say that the release of Windows 8 has resulted in consumer confusion. And this has a negative impact on PC sales.

It should also be noted that Windows 8 is not particularly influenced by the increase in the share of Microsoft in the market for tablet computers, where a dominant position is still occupied by technology companies such as Google and Apple. If Microsoft and its manufacturing partners behaved and gets released devices with screens less than 10 inches, then they would have had time to experience a boom in the market of mini-tablets.

Microsoft officials publicly acknowledged that consumers are more interested in a less expensive sensor devices. To draw more attention to mobile devices running Windows 8, the company rushed to expand the existing range of touchscreen devices.

The culmination of Microsoft’s new strategy should be to enter the cross-platform operating system , called Blue, which was previously considered as an update of Windows 8. It is expected that Windows Blue mystery will be revealed later this summer, along with the new Windows-based device.

Previously, the newspaper The Wall Street Journal reported on Microsoft’s plans to reduce the price of Windows and Office to reduce the cost tachskin devices of its own production. According to parts suppliers, the company also continues to work on branded phone . But whether the device will be released to the market, while it is not clear.

There is evidence that in 2014, Microsoft will release a competitor to Google Glass .
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