Microsoft May Introduce Surface Mini Tablet in June

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I like the idea making a tablet with phone calls,. but 2 things I disagree for this Surface Phone idea which wouldn't make me buy it: 1) Too small screen, I am hoping that Microsoft would release a bigger Surface 2 Pro, because 10.8 inches feels like too small, and 8.5 is even more terrible for working. 2) Surface RT can't install any program outside the app store, but it's more going to be a phone so whatever, it's not going to be a working station or low-mid end gaming PC.If Microsoft would make a Surface tablet, which is 13" - 15" 1080p screen, which runs Windows 8.1 (or 9 in time), has about the same specs as Surface Pro 2 but better GPU, AND including Windows Phone features, then I'd be greatly pleased, as I can replace it with my desktop and crappy standard phone, which can even run PC GAMES on it!
 

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Make me a 17" Surface Pro 2 or 3 tablet and I'm on board! Particularly if the keyboard layout is identical to a desktop keyboard, WITH a number pad, arrows and the 9 buttons above the arrows most people don't use (I use them).
 

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14 inch, the same size as a sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper, it's a tried and tested size arrived at over many years of experimentation. Business would snap them up like candy, pure gold. I don't get why it's not here yet, panel cost?
 

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Windows 8 Phone and RT being folded into the same platform would be insanely good for everyone. I'm looking at a Windows 8 Phone (Lumia Icon) now that Videolan has finally announced VLC is almost ready for primetime on RT/Phone
 

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Bring out a Surface Pro Mini LTE with Pen input and Microsoft may be on to a winner. Or even better, bring pen input to the Surface line. Phone capability makes size important - the device needs to go into a suit jacket pocket, or similar. Furthermore Microsoft has to straighten out Skype functionality with BT headsets, which today is appalling.
 

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Not to be outdone at losing huge amounts of money, Microsoft's new CEO forges ahead with another hairbrained ill-conceived marketing strategy.

Yes, it's true, after going over the books, MS new CEO found overlooked funds just ripe for the losing, so it's full steam ahead.
 

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That and/or the weight.
 

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Yeah they need to get the features (AND AVAILABILITY!) sorted on these Bay Trail-D embedded boards, there seems to be a huge amount of interest for many application sets, and in general the features seem to be mish-mashed and oddly put together.Here's what most people want to see:1) Custom Router/Firewall Build a. Dual Gigabit NICs built in standard on all. b. PCI-e x 1 and PCI-e x 4 on premier boards, PCI legacy on base. c. Mini PCI-e and/or M-Sata on premier boards d. Base board w/ @ least 2 SATA2, premier w/ @ least 1 SATA3 in addition. e. Acceptable Video ports: VGA, DVI, DisplayPort f. Base models with USB 2.0, and Premier with USB 3.0. At least 2 on base. g. Form Factors: Mini-ITX, Thin-ITX2) HTPC (Home Theatre PC) a. One Gigabit NIC standard on base model. b. Focused on Bay-Trail D models with higher graphics support. c. Mini PCI-e and/or M-Sata on all boards. d. At least one SATA3 connection. Should total at min. 3 ports. e. Acceptable Video ports: HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI f. Base should include at least one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0. g. PCI-e x 1 or PCI-e x 4 on all. h. Form Factors: Mini-ITX, Thin-ITX3) Non-Gaming Desktop a. This is what we basically are seeing now with odd features included.
 

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Just add LTE to the Surface Pro lineup already. Will it be expensive, ya I'm sure it will, but it beats using an external device or tethering it to your phone. This seems like a no brainer to me, especially for the business man/woman on the go.
 
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