Surface Mini concept render
8" Microsoft Surface Mini rumored to sport air gestures control, 1080p display
Microsoft's Surface Mini is likely to arrive with a 1080p display, say insiders, and sport air gestures. Wait, what, there will be a mini version of the Surface?! Yep, it seems poised to arrive some time next year with an 8" Full HD screen, just like the rumored Nokia Lumia 2020 tablet was.
We just learned today that Nokia has scrapped the 2020 plans, hopefully that means fusing the two 8-inchers together, as by the time the Surface Mini launches, Nokia's mobile division will already be owned by Microsoft. The Surface Mini is said to arrive with Windows 8.1 (what else), and a Bay Trail chipset, which would ensure quite the longevity.
Furthermore, the Windows tablet is claimed to entertain some sort of Kinect-like air gesture technology, but how exactly would that be implemented on such a device, remains to be seen.