16 May '13, 5am

Microsoft to launch 8-inch Surface in June, say Taiwan makers

Microsoft to launch 8-inch Surface in June, say Taiwan makers Max Wang, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 15 May 2013] Microsoft will launch an 8-inch Surface tablet in June and a 10.x-inch model as early as the third quarter of 2013, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. The 8-inch Surface will use touch panels supplied by Samsung Electronics and Nvidia-developed processors, and Taiwan-based ODM Pegatron will be responsible for production, the sources said. In consideration of clearing inventories of existing 10.6-inch Surface tablets, Microsoft will launch the 10.x-inch, possibly lower than 10.6-inch, Surface at the earliest in the third quarter, the sources indicated. Microsoft expects initial monthly shipments of the two devices to reach one million units, implying that Microsoft is more optimistic about the sales performance of the two models than of e...

Full article: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20130515PD213.html

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