Microsoft’s Surface Mini tablet tipped to arrive summer 2014

Karen McCandless
Karen McCandless
By Karen McCandless on 17 April 2014
Microsoft’s Surface Mini tablet tipped to arrive summer 2014

More details have emerged of Microsoft’s planned Surface Mini tablet, which is tipped for release this summer.

The device is expected to be focused on note taking and support an actual pen, as opposed to a stylus.

This will tie in with the company’s OneNote note-taking app, which is aimed at making users more productive, especially in business scenarios.

The size of the tablet is expected to be between seven and eight inches and be similar to the larger Surface 2 devices.

It is also said to be running ARM chips so will come with the cut-down RT operating system.

Nokia – which Microsoft is in the process of acquiring – is also rumoured to be working on an eight-inch mini device.

The Lumia 2020 was expected to make an appearance at Mobile World Congress in February but never appeared.

The Finnish company first got in to the tablet market at the end of 2013 with the launch of the Lumia 2520. 

The 10.1-inch device runs Windows 8.1 RT, features 4G connectivity and has a detachable keyboard, much like Microsoft’s Surface tablets.  

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