Why would Microsoft have their new CEO, Satya Nadella, come to a New York City just to launch a new product? Word this week is that he’ll be attending the May 20th event to bring on the Surface Mini, the first Surface tablet to be released by Microsoft with a display smaller than 10.6-inches. We’ve already seen an 8-inch Windows tablet in the Acer Iconia W3 - can Microsoft’s release do better?
There’s little doubt now that Microsoft will eventually release a smaller version of its Surface tablet. Reports this week suggest that the supposedly delayed Microsoft Surface Mini will make its first debut at the next Surface event, one taking place on the 20th of May in New York City. This release may very well be so important that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be officiating.
Rumors of the next Surface tablet have increased in recent weeks, and now it looks like we've only a few remaining before we'll get an official look at the device. Microsoft has fired off an invitation for a Surface event slated for May 20, during which we'll likely be introduced to the Surface Mini.
Suggestion of a handheld gaming system made by Microsoft for the Xbox One ecosystem have swirled for years. There’ve even been renders made - devices with controls at their sides and a touchscreen in the center, all emblazoned with the XBOX logo front and center. Today those dreams have been doused.
Back in September, word surfaced that Microsoft would be releasing a Surface Mini this year, something that was followed up this month with sources leaking the tablet's alleged specs. Now another leak has surfaced, this one in the form of an Amazon listing hinting at a May launch date.
It’s almost time for another Microsoft Surface tablet, and that means the tips are flowing inward. This device is ready to take on the likes of the iPad mini, Acer Iconia A1-830, and Tegra Note 7, not to mention the LG G Pad 8.3 or the Galaxy Note 8.0 from Samsung. Will it be able to stand up to the Android and iOS pressure?
Microsoft's Build 2014 opens tomorrow, April 2nd, a chance for new CEO Satya Nadella to not only convince developers and the industry that his "mobile first, cloud first" strategy makes sense, but that Microsoft has the skills to deliver on it. After impressing with the Office for iPad launch, Nadella has a far bigger audience to preach The Windows Way to at Build, though there are plenty of balls in the air that he still needs to keep moving.
Yesterday a new version of Microsoft's slate was announced, the Surface 2 LTE. Adding to the details that were provided is an announcement today from NVIDIA that its i500 LTE modem will be utilized in the LTE version of the Microsoft slate, giving the tablet both a Tegra 4 processor and the fifth-gen version of the maker's i500 modem.
A new version of Microsoft's Surface 2 tablet, this time packing integrated LTE connectivity for getting online while on the move, will go on sale from March 18th. The Windows RT slate will use AT&T's 4G network and be priced at $679 for the 64GB version, and is the first of Microsoft's Surface series of tablets to include integrated mobile broadband.