Microsoft set to meet demand for larger tablet screen sizes

Microsoft has announced it is ready to begin rolling out devices with the screen sizes that its customers want, sparking speculation it could be launching a seven-inch tablet.

Chief financial officer of the IT giant Peter Klein confirmed during a Q&A session at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference on Wednesday (February 13th) that Microsoft is prepared for all eventualities, ZDNet reports.

When asked about the company’s plans to address the call for devices with screens ranging from four-inches to 13-inches and beyond, Mr Klein said: “We’ve done a lot of the hard work in the developer platform. We are well set up to respond to demand as we see it.”

This echoed a statement made by Windows chief financial officer Tami Reller in a recent conversation with ZDNet writer Mary Jo Foley, who claimed the Windows 8 operating system was designed from the outset to function on small and big screens, but at different resolutions.

According to Mr Klein, it is not operating systems that matter most to consumers, rather it is the common experiences delivered by services like Xbox Live, Skype and SmartGlass.