Any kind of leak that suggests an eventual Surface Mini Tablet release date is of course a good one, but none are quite as tasty as those originating from the horse’s mouth…that being Microsoft. Well, the good news is that while the software giant has of course not uttered a single word about it, they’ve been busy behind the scenes playing with Windows 8 and have made one or two changes which when combined represent a pretty conclusive smoking gun
The long and short of it – chances of a Surface Mini launch this year just went up a million times
Without going into the detailed tech stuff that most quite rightly don’t give a damn about, Microsoft has basically made an alteration to Windows 8 certification which basically means that Windows tablets with smaller screens and lower resolutions are on the cards. Credit going to Mr. Ed Bott of ZDNet for first discovering the discovery, which technically confirms that 1024×768 will become the new minimum for Windows 8 tablets
The news comes hot on the heels of dozens of reports suggesting that the upcoming Windows Blue overhaul has been put together with smaller tablet users in mind – the OS perhaps having been lined up to share the same release date as the Microsoft Surface Mini later this year
Whichever way you look at it, the idea of a Microsoft Surface Mini is quite frankly a brilliant one…assuming of course that they pull it off properly and at the right time
…the right time being sooner rather than later
Without poking too many holes, the Surface RT failed because it was so limited in functionality and the Surface Pro is failing as we speak because it’s too expensive. On the other hand, a Surface Mini with a low price tag, 7-inch portability and Windows Blue that actually works properly would be a smash-hit the world over
Microsoft might not even have to lie about it selling out – imagine that!