WSJ: Microsoft Plans 7-Inch Tablet

Lorraine Luk, Shira Ovide, and Eva Dou, reporting for the WSJ:

One person familiar with Microsoft’s product plans said the 7-inch tablets weren’t part of the company’s strategy last year, but Microsoft executives realized they needed a response to the rapidly growing popularity of smaller tablets like Google Inc.’s 7-inch Nexus, which was announced last summer, and the 7.9-inch iPad Mini introduced by Apple Inc. last October.

Raise your hand if you think Surface’s problem has anything to do with screen size.

Crickets.

β˜… Thursday, 11 April 2013

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