On May 20th in New York City, something small from Microsoft is going to be in the Big City. At least that’s what the company is teasing with media invitations sent out today for a Surface-related event (check out the invitation Engadget received below).
Rumors of a ‘Surface Mini’ with a 7-inch display have been circling for a while, even before the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 were announced. In recent weeks, the rumors have gained momentum again with Mary Jo Foely of All About Microsoft spotting a few Amazon product listings referencing the Surface Mini. Meanwhile, Neowin’s sources claimed the Surface Mini would come with a stylus pen and that Microsoft will angle it as a note-taking tablet. Unlike the Surface and Surface 2, the Mini will have a screen digitizer so the stylus pen will be able to translate pressure, be more precise, and most likely use palm rejection so nothing is activated by your hand on screen while using it. Microsoft may also introduce some new software (apps or updated versions of apps) to improve the device’s note-taking abilities. When it comes to the price, your guess is as good as ours.
All we know for certain, though, is that Microsoft will be talking about the Surface on May 20th and we’re excited to learn more.
Tags: Event, Surface, Surface Mini