Microsoft is working on a new 7in Windows Surface tablet, according to widespread reports.
The Wall Street Journal reported that an unnamed person familiar with Microsoft's product strategy confirmed the company is planning to release a number of new Surface tablets, including a 7in model.
At the time of publishing Microsoft had not responded to V3's request for comment.
The WSJ source revealed no other details about the mysterious 7in Surface. However, the tablet's small size indicates it would run using Microsoft Windows RT operating system, not its full Windows 8 OS.
This could diminish the tablet's appeal to business customers. Windows RT doesn't run legacy applications, only letting users run programmes on Microsoft's official store. This means that core services like Chrome and Firefox aren't available on RT devices.
Microsoft originally entered the tablet market in 2012 when it announced plans to release its first own-brand devices, the Microsoft Surface RT and Surface Pro.
The Surface Pro is yet to arrive in the UK, while the more consumer-focused RT tablets has been available in the UK since October.
For a more in depth look at the Microsoft Surface RT check out V3's full review.
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