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Most likely MS cancelled the mini for a number of reasons. Price is probably the biggest point as it was probably too expensive for what it offered compared to the competition. The mini would have also been announced alongside low cost offerings like HP's new $100 android tablet (which is currently already on discount for $85), and would also compete against Dell's current 7" WinRT tablets which is a partner they sort of need at the moment. For a 7" tablet MS could definitely be stalling for time until its Office and eBook app offerings are strengthened. Something tells me though that those mini's sitting in a warehouse are never going to see the light of day.
Or could it be that just like with the new CEO, and a few of the past, the media all got the wrong rumor from their "insiders". At any rate it did not happen, so its time to report on what did happen. And maybe start waiting for press conference to happen before reporting on what they are about.
Not sure what your beef is, dude. All signs point to the Surface Mini rumor being true. (Ie, the 20k tablets sitting in a warehouse somewhere.) The story IS that the Surface Mini did not happen, and why that might be.
Furthermore, we also reported what DID happen, as always. So...
"Not sure what your beef is, dude. All signs point to the Surface Mini rumor being true. (Ie, the 20k tablets sitting in a warehouse somewhere.) The story IS that the Surface Mini did not happen, and why that might be."
Translation: The rumor that the Surface Mini was true was substantiated by further rumors of a number of devices having been produced.
Do you truly not understand that you're using a rumor as evidence of another rumor's authenticity? Your "all signs" are as baseless as the rumor they supposedly prove. It's all rumors. It all might be true, but there's absolutely no way to say for sure if that's truly the case.
Bobby & Paul; it is often the case that tech sites report on news that has not yet been proven true 100% and sometimes those stories end up being incorrect, just ask dailytech,com where they seem to report what they think is news in the hopes that what they report ends up as true a lot like Fox News lol. However for this story there is enough insider information substantiated information to intelligently come up with the conclusion that there WAS a Mini in the works and it DID get cancelled and for those 2 points alone this story is news worthy already. What we don't know is exactly why it was cancelled and that is what everyone including us here at DT are commenting on. When DT finds out the real reason why I am sure another article will be forthcoming but there isn't a reason to sit on this part of the story waiting for that news
Lets face it phones are getting bigger and replacing tablets. So they made a bigger tablet which looks great i must add.
Big phone screen and bigger tablet screens thats how it will be, the 8-10" will die, thats my call :P
looks just like my Dell Venue 8 Pro only with the Windows button in a better spot.