Microsoft to Launch Second-Generation Surface Tablets in June – Report

The company will reportedly launch 7- and 9-inch tablets in two months

By on May 2nd, 2013 08:16 GMT

Microsoft is reportedly planning to launch the second-generation Surface tablet at the BUILD developer conference in June, while sales are expected to begin shortly after that.

According to a report by Digitimes citing the same now-famous “sources from the upstream supply chain,” Microsoft will only launch 7- and 9-inch tablets, even though insiders previously hinted that an 8-inch device is very likely.

It appears that the tech giant has also reconsidered its marketing strategy, trying to remain a bit more cautious when it comes to the new Surface tablet, most likely as a result of the slow uptake of its first tablet.

The Redmond-based tech giant wants to stick to the same suppliers as for the first generation, with Surface 2 tablets to be assembled by Pegatron Technology.

In addition, Samsung and LG will take care of displays, LG Chem will provide batteries, processors will come from Intel and NVIDIA, while keyboards and touch panel will be offered by Chicony Electronics and Youngfast, respectively.

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