When Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 3 in May, most people were expecting a Surface Mini — a small-screen Windows tablet aimed to go head-to-head with competitors like the iPad mini and Nexus 7. ... more 
When Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 3 in May, most people were expecting a Surface Mini — a small-screen Windows tablet aimed to go head-to-head with competitors like the iPad mini and Nexus 7. Just before Microsoft's big event, Computerworld reported that the company had abandoned plans to launch the Surface Mini alongside the Surface Pro 3. It's unclear exactly when Microsoft cancelled the Mini launch, but Bloomberg reported that CEO Satya Nadella and Executive Vice President of Devices Stephen Elop decided against releasing the smaller Surface, which was green-lighted under previous CEO Steve Ballmer. less 
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