Microsoft puts more beef into Surface

Posted by Andrea Petrou

Microsoft is once again trying to ensure that Surface does as well as it possibly can.

According to technology chinese whispers the company is apparently working on a smaller sized Surface tablet in a bid to compete with the more miniature devices on the market.

It is thought that the new tablet will have a display around seven or eight inches and run Windows Blue after eagle eyed sources spotted a job ad on Coroflot’s job page asking for developers.

Inviting techies it said the Surface Team focused on building devices that "fully express the Windows vision."

It hinted at a smaller tab, claiming that a "fundamental part" of its strategy  was having "desirable and powerful devices that enable the experiences people want, and elicit their excitement.

"We are currently building the next generation and Surface needs you," the ad concluded.

Microsoft hasn't faced the figures it had desired with its new baby. Last month Bloomberg reported that the company had sold about 400,000 Surface Pro tablets since their debut last month. In addition, it only managed to sell a little over a million Surface RT tablets.

It's tried to conquer this by making more railroads into China, deciding last month to extend its selling channels for the Surface RT tablets, which it previously only sold through two distributors- its online store and chain store for electronics, Suning.

Previously the giant had not been able to go through further channels as a result of an exclusive distie deal with Suning, but last month sources said that this deal expired in February, paving the way for Microsoft to pick up new channels.

In a bid to boost sales it was rumoured to be turning to four new distribution partners aboard. These included PC Mall, Sundan, One Zero and 360buy.