The Surface Mini was pushed back because it wasn’t unique enough to compete?
Even though we were all expecting yesterday to be the Microsoft Surface Mini event, and where we also expected a Surface Pro 3 to be launched, it turned out to be a Surface Pro 3 event, and the Mini was no where to be found. We can’t say we’re disappointed with yesterday’s event, as the Surface Pro 3 has done a great job in giving us some wow for the platform, but we can’t deny that we weren’t waiting for Microsoft’s unique stab at what a smaller tablet should be, and actually that’s the reason why no mini product was launched.
According to some very trusted sources close to the manner, Microsoft did have a Surface Mini ready to be launched. The report states that CEO Satya Nadela and Microsoft EVP of Devices & Services Stephen Elop decided that the product wasn’t unique enough to compete. Apparently this was just another smaller tablet, and not really a game-changer in form-factor and design as we currently see with the Microsoft Surface and Surface Pro line-up.
Obviously this means that the Surface Mini isn’t dead, and that we might see a launch in the future. Obviously the more products that Microsoft launched during the year, the better buzz it’ll get, and holding the Surface Mini for the fall and working on additional differentiating factors is a smart idea. Let’s see if that’s the future of the product, as Adam Doud couldn’t have predicted this better in his editorial last week.