Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Microsoft executive: small form-factor Windows devices inbound

updated 07:34 pm EDT, Thu April 18, 2013

Devices coming soon, no pricing or specifications revealed

Outbound Microsoft Chief Financial Officer Peter Klein revealed in today's financial conference call that Microsoft is working with partner companies to build a "new suite of small touch devices powered by Windows" at "competitive price points." The devices are expected in the "coming months" according to Klein. The executive declined to name partner companies, specific prices, or detail specifications.

The comment gives weight to earlier rumors of the Washington state manufacturer working on the form factor for the future. A recent revision to tablet minimum specifications for Windows 8.1 allows for a minimum resolution of 1024x768, making the smaller form factor possible for the "Metro" environment in Windows 8 and Windows RT. While the resolution is usable for the Windows 8 desktop, practical use of it on a small screen may not be possible.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2015)

Although the new darling of the Apple MacBook line up is the all-new MacBook, Apple has given its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Ret ...

Seagate Wireless

It seems like no matter how much internal storage is included today's mobile devices, we, as users, will always find a way to fill the ...

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (Android, 10.1-inch)

Lenovo is building a bigger name for itself year after year, including its devices expanding beyond desktop computers. The company's l ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News