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.