Now while this is not the first time we are hearing about the release of a smaller Surface unit, dubbed by many as the Surface Mini, this is one of the more solid reports in this regard.
Well, about as solid as retailer listings go. But at least it’s not all bubble talk.
So anyway, this listing that popped up over at Amazon yesterday points to a May launch for the Surface Mini. In fact, May 18 is said to be the launch date. Some photos are also published at the page by Vostrostone, an electronics wholesaler.
Nice name, by the way!
Now, the images show a case designed for the Surface Mini that acts as a protection for the keyboard, lending credence to the rumor that Microsoft have finally completed the development of the device, and are getting ready to publicly launch it soon.
Detailed specifications are still up in the air, but it is expected that Microsoft will include an 8-inch screen along with a digitizing pen. This should make it a note-taking device, as per a previous report.
Chance are that the Surface Mini will come powered by the Windows RT 8.1 operating system.
Nevertheless, since Microsoft have so far completely refused to comment on any of these reports, we will file this as a rumor for now, even though the company has said multiple times in the past that it is looking to expand the Surface product range with new devices.
More on this as it develops.