Xbox Surface Tablet Rumors Floating Around Again
Somehow, nearly a year has passed since Microsoft revealed its first foray into the tablet market with the Surface. Back then, an alleged internal document leaked online, discussing a 7-inch Xbox-branded Surface. As mentioned by The Verge, the Surface and Xbox teams are supposedly still working together toward — well, something.
Sources speaking to DigiTimes are claiming the next generation Surface will be unveiled during Microsoft’s Build developer conference, taking place June 26-28. Allegedly, the new Surface — or Surfaces, plural — will have a scaled-down display size, available in “7- to 9-inch” models. If those sources are legitimate, this seems to indicate Microsoft is planning to release more than one version of the second-generation Surface.
And the mention of a 7-inch Surface has, understandably so, led back to the Xbox tablet speculation of 2012. The Verge reported speaking to “multiple sources” back in November, claiming initial planning for an Xbox Surface was already underway at Microsoft.
Microsoft will reveal its next-generation Xbox console during a May 21 event.
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By Matt Clark