Like most Apple rumors I am assuming this report isn't true, but that doesn't mean I can't hope that it is true.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is testing out a smaller form factor of the iPad. This smaller iPad features an 8inch screen, original model has 9.7inch, but keeps the current screen resolution. This means that with the smaller screen and current resolution that Apple could call the screen a "retina display."
This news is exciting for me for a very simple reason. I really like the smaller 8inch form factor. I loved the size of Samsungs Galaxy Tab 8.9, and thought it was the tablet screen "sweet spot." 10.1inch tablets provide you more screen real estate but making typing nearly impossible, but 7inch tablets don't get you quite enough screen.
I don't personally think that a 8inch iPad will be announced in early March, but I would be excited if it was.