Steve Ballmer confirms there is a new Surface on the horizon

28 Jul


Earlier this month Jeff brought you the story about Redmond-based Microsoft dropping the price of their Surface RT tablet. When Jeff wrote the article he asked what the reason was for making such a move. A report by the Verge revealed that question was answered when Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed that the tablet is moving slow and there is a new Surface on the horizon.

“We built a few more devices than we could sell,” said Ballmer, referring to weak Surface RT sales. The Microsoft CEO went onto add that the recent 30% price reduction was required to improve sales.

The only things that we know about the new Surface tablet is that Mr. Ballmer said it wil have the “typical improvements”, it will have the new Windows 8.1 and that it might have the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Just Mr. Ballmer meant by typical is hard to say but it will probably include improvements to the cameras, longer battery life, more storage and higher resolution. If you where designing the new Surface what would you include?

They are also looking into getting an Instagram app for the Surface and all of their other Windows devices.

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