Well what do you know. Microsoft may launch the previously canceled (from what we’ve heard) Surface mini, after all.
According to TK Tech News’ tweet, the Redmond giant may soon unveil both the Surface mini and Surface 3. It is my understanding that both slates will run Windows RT, which could be a big downer for many users. The fact is that you don’t get to install many apps on the RT device is deal-breaker for many, myself included. The upcoming Windows 10 will finally unite all of the different Windows versions and in the meantime, we’re not sure that another Windows RT device is needed.
Yes, Microsoft wants to get back some of the money it spent on R&D, but will they actually manage to do that? The original Surface and Surface 2 weren’t really selling like crazy; quite the contrary, the two produced a massive loss for the company, and chances are the Surface 3 will continue that trend.
When it comes to the Surface mini, I personally think that could be a winner. Alas, it too faces the “app count problem” though if it gets released alongside the touch-optimized version of Office, it stands a chance to succeed. A small tablet with detachable keyboard that has the Office suite makes for a useful tool for mobile warriors all around the world.
Bear in mind this is still a rumor and things could change quickly. We’ll be on the lookout for additional information and get back to you as soon as we have something new to add. Stay tuned…