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Microsoft may take a page from Samsung’s playbook with multiple Surface models

Published Oct 1st, 2013 10:30PM EDT
Microsoft Surface Multiple Sizes Aspect Ratios

Microsoft may have learned a thing or two from watching Samsung work its magic over the years: If at first you don’t succeed try again and again and again with multiple sizes, specs, aspect ratios and prices. GeekWire reports that Microsoft Surface boss Panos Panay said that the company is planning to release Surface models with multiple different sizes and aspect ratios, similar to how Samsung released several variations of its Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone this year. Although Panay didn’t give too many details on how many different kinds of Surfaces the company will release we do know that Microsoft is at least planning to release a Surface mini in the coming months that will presumably be priced to compete with the iPad mini, the Kindle Fire HD, the Nexus 7 and other popular small tablets.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.