Microsoft have just altered the specification requirements for Windows 8 tablets which could pave a new way for 7, 8-inch Windows tablets. And the OEMs can begin developing smaller Windows 8 based devices. It could also be possible that Microsoft’s long-rumored Reader will make debut with the new Windows Blue.
Microsoft says that the specification change will allow “partners exploring designs for certain markets could find greater design flexibility helpful,”
a strog hint which suggests that new form factors are on their way. At present, Windows 8 devices typically have been 10-inches or larger. The growing popularity of small form factor tablets like Google Nexus 7 and the iPad mini suggests that the market of smaller form factors are growing. And this move of Microsoft will definitely help all the OEM who are looking to increase sales of their Windows 8 devices.