Rumor: Xbox Surface gaming tablet in development

7-inch screen, custom Windows operating system.

November 6, 2012 / 01:19 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Microsoft is developing a 7-inch gaming tablet called Xbox Surface, according to a source of The Verge.

The tablet is said to likely include a custom ARM processor, high-bandwidth RAM designed for gaming, an unannounced Intel SoC, and run on a custom Windows operating system. While the focus is gaming, messaging and other tablet functions may also be supported.

Xbox Surface is expected to be manufactured by the same company as the current Xbox 360 console. However, its next-generation Xbox will be manufactured in mass amounts by companies such as Pegatron or Foxconn.

The source also said that Microsoft’s Silicon Valley offices were recently locked down several Xbox-related buildings. This is said to be due to testing of the Xbox tablet.

When asked for comment, Microsoft said it does not comment on rumors and speculation.

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  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    I think this is fake because they would probably use this tablet for their next gen console. 

  • rockman29

    This is probably real.

    But it’s just another tablet for to just buy from another closed store that is 99% cheap flash type games that can be played for free on a laptop or through other devices.

    And consumers will pay over $500 for it and claim they have such good games, foregoing a $180 3DS or $200 Vita and avoid playing actually great games from huge backwards compatibly libraries and current 3DS and Vita games like StarFox or Uncharted.

    • Noctionus

      I don’t know why you look mad after reading the rumor. Like… this will ruin portable gaming business or anything. I’m not a fan of MS, but if it’s true that they’ll release this then I welcome them. New competitors is a good thing in industry imo.

    • YangTerlupakan

      come on tablet in america is like portabel console in japan

    • hush404

       Thank you! Im glad Im not the only one who sees it like this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

    Stop using Foxconn!!

  • http://twitter.com/trogdor696 trogdor696

    so? means nothing to me

  • Dean Winchester

    Wear gloves kids. This thing is going to put off copious amounts of heat, but fear not….your dreams of flash game quality Halo, fable, forza, and Gears are nearing fruition

  • YangTerlupakan

    maybe Verge take the rumor from this : LOlolol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HlNEFq8y4w

  • new_tradition

    Hrmmm…That Microsoft Surface tablet did get released recently. Maybe the rumour is based off that? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cong-Nguyen/733539050 Cong Nguyen

    ohhh an ipad that only plays game and you get to text…… first to buy!!!!! freaking stupid