Less than a week after Apple released its iPad mini, Microsoft is rumored to be working on its own 7-inch tablet.
Tom Warren for The Verge reports:
Microsoft is building its own 7-inch gaming tablet. Multiple sources familiar with plans within Redmond have confirmed to The Verge that initial hardware planning for an Xbox Surface is underway. [...] The Xbox Surface will likely include a custom ARM processor and high-bandwidth RAM designed specifically for gaming tasks. [...] Microsoft’s Xbox Surface won’t run a full version of Windows, rather this 7-inch tablet will run a custom Windows kernel. Messaging and other tablet functions may be supported, but the focus is on gaming.
Sounds interesting. It looks like Microsoft is truly focusing on an integrated hardware and experience.