With Apple getting ready to launch new iPads this fall, another industry heavyweight - Microsoft will reportedly unveil a new Surface tablet in October 2014. The new Surface tablet is expected to have a 10.6-inch display, a Taiwanese publication DigiTimes reported on Monday.
Microsoft's surface range of tablets, launched in 2012, has about less than 3 % of tablet market share, and so far has failed to crush Apple and Samsung in the competitive tablet market.
But, if the latest report is to be believed, Microsoft has already planned to dent Apple's iPad, with a new 10.6-inch Surface tablet. The report further claims that volume production of the tablet should kick off sometime in September.
This could simply means that the software giant might be able to launch new device in October, a month ahead of the expected launch of Apple's new iPads. Apple is reportedly holding a massive event in November where the company is set to unveil its iWatch, alongside new iPads.
Microsoft's upcoming new Surface tablet is expected to be slimmer and lighter compared to the existing 12-inch Surface Pro 3 model that went on sale in May earlier this year. Also, it seems that Microsoft is highly optimistic about the sales potential of the supposed 10.6-inch Surface tablet.
The report, however, sheds no light on the so-called ‘Surface Mini' tablet. Over the past few months, it has been repetitively reported that Microsoft's 7-inch Surface Mini tablet will see the light of day later this fall. But contrary to unnecessary hype and buzz, the mini version seems to be pushed even further. If that's the case, don't expect the device to land in retail market anytime soon.
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