A 7-inch Microsoft Surface Tablet release date could drive home a very important message for Microsoft, depending on how, when and indeed if the device ever materializes.
Just a month or so after a major device launch, the world as a whole is supposed to be head over heels in love with it and the critical masses having to nitpick to find any real faults. With the Microsoft Surface Pro however it’s quite to the contrary – most are completely turned-off by its lack of bang-for-buck and those of a more generous nature are looking long and hard to find and highlight its positives.
All of this puts Microsoft in a rather tricky predicament and one that’s already been handled about poorly as can be. From immediate claims of sold-out stocks to admitting the Surface Pro won’t do great against the competition and so on and so forth, Microsoft has done a pretty good job of confusing the hell out of us so far.
And needless to say, the result has been a Microsoft Surface Pro that’s launched as a Microsoft Surface Huh?!
There is however one ace in the hole remaining for Microsoft, which is that fabled 7-inch Microsoft Surface Mini. Aside from the slight problem that the Surface Mini may not exists as of yet, it represents one of the most safe-bet success stories of recent years, should Microsoft launch it for the right price. That being said, much less certain is the way in which the Surface Mini would both impact and influence opinions and sales of the Surface Pro and Surface RT, which could be the very reason why Microsoft is at present laying low with the idea.
On one hand, the Surface Mini could help solidify the Surface range’s appeal as a whole, get more folk on-board and ultimately repair some of the damage of the two rather botched launches we’ve seen so far. On the other, it could be interpreted as Microsoft’s admission that the two standard Surface Tablets were complete and total misfires, thus driving a very deep nail into the duo’s coffins.
A tricky one to call to say the least, but if word on the street from those in the know proves to be on-point, the Surface Mini Tablet release date really is only a matter time.