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Microsoft Surface Boss Promises Multiple Sizes And Aspect Ratios

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Last month Microsoft unveiled its new Surface tablets. However the company didn’t even mention the Surface mini tablet that it is rumored to be working on. Up till now, Microsoft hasn’t officially confirmed that somewhere down the road, it will release a toned down version of its Surface tablet. Microsoft Surface chief Panos Panay has dropped a hint though of what is to come in the future. Speaking at the special Surface event at the company’s Seattle store last night, Panay said that there are a lot of great things that Microsoft is thinking about and working on, with regards to Surface. He said that “multiple aspect ratios and sizes and awesome things” will come from Surface.

Existing Surface tablets use the 16:9 aspect ratio, which makes it hard to use the tablets in portrait mode, partly because of the length of the display. The Surface mini tablet is rumored to have a 7.5 inch display with a 4:3 aspect ratio, which will make it much more easier to use the tablet in portrait mode. Panay also mentioned at the event that AT&T LTE Surface 2 will be released early next year. A LTE variant of the tablet will also be released on Vodafone in Europe. He has clarified that there will be no LTE variant of the Surface Pro 2.

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