Microsoft's money man and chief financial officer Peter Klein made it clear that we could see some smaller Windows tablets appear to battle in the lucrative 7" tab market, with the software giant ready to open the smaller, narrower floodgate if demand's there.

Speaking in the sort of business language you'd expect from a Microsoft bean organiser, Klein said in response to a question about the possibility of smaller Windows tabs: "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."

Demand for Windows tablets in general doesn't appear to be that big, though, so god knows how he intends to gauge public demand for a thing that doesn't even exist yet. Maybe members of the public email him with requests to make things? [ZDnet]