Microsoft is said to be working on an Xbox Surface tablet, according to the Verge.
The device, which would be designed specifically for gaming, is rumoured to feature a 7-inch display and will run on a gaming-centric version of Windows.
This will be a spin-off of the 10-inch Surface tablet that Microsoft has just released.
Microsoft is keeping tight-lipped about the whispers. “We don’t comment on rumours or speculation,” said a Microsoft representative.
Back in June, an alleged hardware document for an Xbox Surface tablet emerged, showing that the 7-inch tablet will include an ARM-based Texas instruments processor, 288MB of RAM, and a 1280 x 720 resolution.
The document also stated that the device will work in conjunction with a “stationary computing device”, possibly alluding the next Xbox console.
Microsoft have also introduced the SmartGlass application, which will utilise various tablets with the current Xbox 360 systems, but having a dedicated gaming tablet for the purpose looks to be the company’s next move.