Neowin reports that despite the poor sales of the current Surface RT tablet, and a $900 million writedown on its Surface RT inventory, Microsoft is still planning to go ahead with a second-generation Surface RT. According to the rumor mill, the next Surface RT will look very similar to the current version, it will receive a modest specification bump and may have a longer battery life.
Microsoft is building a Surface RT 2 and for those of you who are hoping for a total revamp of the tablet, lower your expectations. The Surface RT 2 is in the process of being built and according to our internal sources, looks very similar to the current iteration of the Surface RT.
Expect to see the Surface RT 2 to look visually similar to the current RT but with a modest spec bump under the hood. This should not come as a major surprise as the Surface form-factor works quite well and upping the specs will help to keep the RT competitive with market comparable.
Current rumors suggest that there will be a Snapdragon 800 powering the device (check out our hands on here) which will increase horsepower with a smaller footprint on the battery.