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April 11, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Report: Microsoft to build 7-inch Surface tablet

Microsoft is planning a smaller, 7-inch version of its Surface tablet, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Citing “people familiar with the company’s plans,” the Journal reports that the 7-inch Surface is expected to go into mass production later this year.

Microsoft had not initially planned to produce such a smaller tablet but realized it needed to respond to the popularity of such smaller-sized tablets as the Nexus 7 and iPad Mini, the Journal reported.

Meanwhile, ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley has a good rundown on how Microsoft is expected to enable Windows 8/Windows RT/Windows Phone to run on such smaller tablets as well as larger-sized Windows Phones.

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