Microsoft working on a 7-inch Surface tablet, says WSJ


The Wall Street Journal reports that a new lineup of Surface tablets is in the works from Microsoft, including a 7-inch version. It’s not yet clear what form the new Surface might take, but the Journal claims the 7-inch version will go into mass production later this year. The news follows Microsoft’s recent adjustment of the Windows 8 specification to allow for smaller tablets with a 1024 x 768 resolution. The Verge also understands that Redmond has begun work on a 7-inch gaming tablet under the Xbox brand, although this would appear to be a separate product.

According to one of the Journal’s sources, Microsoft only recently decided to move forward with a smaller tablet in response to products such as the iPad mini and Nexus 7 — it…

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