Here is one that goes with half a pound of salt. The first major upgrade to Windows 8 (codename Blue) is set to hit the market sometime this year, and with it is said to come an army of new Surface devices.
One of them is said to be the Surface Mini — and Microsoft is said to be pondering a $249 price tag for the 7-inch slate powered by Windows Blue.
Windows on a 7-incher at that price? Where do I sign up?
A report over at Press Blue suggests that such a device could hit the market before year’s end.
It is no secret that along with several improvements and enhancements to Windows 8, the upcoming Blue edition could see a number of major changes for many other Microsoft products, hardware and software.
The rumors of new additions to the Surface family have been going on since late last year. And not just that, several Microsoft executives have regularly confirmed that more Surface products are very likely.
All things considered, a Surface Mini at this price range could very much be a possibility. And if so, it could make such a slate a powerful rival for the iPad Mini, which currently starts at $349.
As always, Microsoft remains totally mum on this subject. In fact, Redmond is completely tight-lipped on the Blur subject itself, even though the cat already is out of the bag. Nevertheless, it is only a matter of time before we get some more clues straight from the technology titan.
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