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Microsoft has no interest in releasing a ‘Surface mini’ anytime soon

Published Oct 29th, 2012 4:52PM EDT
Microsoft 7-Inch Surface Tablet

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While Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) and a variety of other vendors may be interested in smaller tablets, Microsoft (MSFT) is taking a different approach to the market. Tami Reller, corporate vice president and CFO of Microsoft’s Windows Group, confirmed to Wired that the software giant has no plans to offer a 7-inch Windows 8 tablet. The company has high hopes for it’s latest operating system, previously revealing that a record 1.24 bilion hours of extensive public testing was conducted on the platform. In fact, of the 1,000 certified Windows 8 devices ready to ship, all are “10.1 [inches] and above”, according to Reller. Microsoft’s decision to avoid the growing smaller tablet market is puzzling, although the company seems confident in its decision to go solely with the high-end market.

Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.

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