Microsoft is likely to launch a smaller and less expensive tablet computer in the fourth quarter of this year to counter the popular Apple iPad mini, mentioned an analyst today with the TRI(Taipei) Institute on Tuesday.
The rumored tablet, is known to be running on Windows 8 as an operating system of choice. Screen size has been estimated to be 7.5 inches approx.
Cost estimate for this mini Microsoft Surface Tablet, as mentioned by Topology analyst Maxwell Chang is roundabout US$299. One wonders if this product will be able to give any competition to other Taiwan-based Acer and Asutek.
Its well known that all the other major tablets that occupy maximum market share are based on Android Technology and are still cheaper.