Once again MSFT has shown just how badly they anticipate the buying public’s needs. We have heard the rumors that MSFT is planning on making Win8 work on 7” tablets. What?? They have just discovered the 7” market? Even the iFruit company saw this one a year ago.
Here’s what MSFT put out:
We're changing the System.Client.Tablet.Graphics.Minimum Resolution requirement to create a consistent minimum resolution of 1024 x 768 at a depth of 32 bits across all Windows 8 system form factors. The physical dimensions of the display panel must still match the aspect ratio of the native resolution. This doesn't imply that we're encouraging partners to regularly use a lower screen resolution. In fact, we see customers embracing the higher resolution screens that make a great Windows experience. We understand that partners exploring designs for certain markets could find greater design flexibility helpful. [emphasis added]
Anyone who has used a tablet know how great the 7” format is and always has been. Samsung has made incredible 7” tablets for YEARS and it is still our favorite format.
If you’re smart you’ll dump MSFT stock fast, it’s doomed.