Everyone was expecting Microsoft to announce a 8-inch version of Surface Mini before Microsoft announced 2nd gen Surface devices. There were some reports claiming that Microsoft is planning to launch Surface Mini sometime in April 2014. Today, Digitimes reported that Microsoft might announce its 8-inch Windows RT device in June during Computex event in Taiwan.
Microsoft is expected to unveil an array of new mobile devices with display sizes below 8.5-inch running on an integrated OS derived from Windows RT and Windows Phone in June, according to makers in Taiwan’s supply chain. The software vendor is expected to release the new devices at Computex Taipei 2014 to be held from June 3-7, but the information has not been confirmed by Microsoft.
Initially, Microsoft will target the 8.5-inch and below segment in the smartphone and tablet markets since the boundaries of the two sectors have become blurred and the impact on the software vendor will be less significant given Microsoft’s limited market share in the segment, said the sources. But it remains to be seen whether the integration process will also involve Windows 8 and PC products as well, noted the sources.
We might hear more about this from other sources in the coming months. Are you expecting a Surface mini from Microsoft.