Microsoft killed plans for a smaller Surface

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella and Executive Vice President Stephen Elop decided that the product in development wasn’t different enough from rivals and probably wouldn’t be a hit, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans weren’t public. Engineers had been working on the device and had planned to unveil it as early as today at an event in New York, two of the people said.

I can’t imagine how bad it would be using apps on a mini version of the Surface. It was probably a smart idea to kill that.



  • imthedude

    and probably wouldn’t be a hit

    Much like the Surface itself?

  • John V.

    “I can’t imagine how bad it would be using apps on a mini version of the Surface. It was probably a smart idea to kill that.”

    I don’t get you Jim, I mean weren’t you all glowing when each one of the iPad minis came out:

    http://www.loopinsight.com/2012/10/30/review-ipad-mini/

    http://www.loopinsight.com/2013/11/12/review-ipad-mini-2/

    Your first iPad mini review starts with “I was wrong.” As they say, being wrong is fine, but looking at your opinion about a mini Surface, you’re not learning from your mistakes. And that’s not fine.

  • Scott Falkner

    What are the chances of such a leak coming from an Apple employee?