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Microsoft is planning to launch a seven-inch Surface tablet later this year, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
Microsoft is plugging "critical" security holes this week in Windows RT, the operating system that runs its cheaper Surface tablets.
When Microsoft announced its much-anticipated Surface tablet line, there were predictions from pundits everywhere that this would so annoy the other tablet makers that they'd all refuse to build Windows tablets.
Apple will follow its traditional practice of shipping new devices about nine days after announcing them when it starts the new round of device shipments on September 21, 2012.
There is no doubt that many companies are now supporting tablets as part of BYOD. But to date, the vast majority of tablets brought into the company have been iPads, causing some compatibility issues with Microsoft infrastructures and traditional Windows-based apps.
Microsoft unveiled its first-ever tablet computers at a Monday press event and will launch two versions of the new Surface product.