Will Microsoft Event Surface a Small Tablet?

Will Microsoft Event Surface a Small Tablet?

Microsoft shareholders look over Surface tablets on display before the annual shareholder meeting on Nov. 19, 2013, in Bellevue, Wash. (Photo: Elaine Thompson, AP)
Microsoft shareholders look over Surface tablets on display before the annual shareholder meeting on Nov. 19, 2013, in Bellevue, Wash. (Photo: Elaine Thompson, AP)

 

SEATTLE (USA Today) — It’s been quite a honeymoon for new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The executive, named to the top position in February, has continued the strategic shifts begun under predecessor Steve Ballmer.

But Nadella has also managed to put his own stamp on the company’s messaging and tactics, and the reward has been a bump in the stock price. Now comes the hard part: managing Microsoft’s substantial investments in hardware and mobile devices.

That continues on Tuesday in New York, when Nadella takes the stage for an 11 a.m. event that many tech observers believe will introduce new Surface and Surface Pro tablets.

But what kind of Surface tablets? A smaller “mini” tablet with a 7- or 8-inch screen, which has become a popular size in the tablet market?

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