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Rumor: Microsoft is building XBOX Surface, a 7″ gaming tablet

Apart from the manufacturing details of the latest XBOX 720 which is touted to become Microsoft’s next-gen console, the Redmond company is also rumored to be building a brand new gaming experience called the XBOX Surface. This is, in essence a stripped down Windows 8 tablet sized into a 7-inch housing for touch enabled gaming. This move makes a lot of sense and seems more to be the real deal rather than vaporware. Windows 8 already supports XBOX heavily as music, video and Gamertags are already synced up with the tablets.

I believe Microsoft is building an even more portable and dedicated gaming experience as they currently do not have a formidable portable gaming ecosystem that ties to their console hardware unlike their competitor Sony that has the PS Vita and PS3 cross-compatibility.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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