Last night we learned from Microsoft that a ‘small’ Surface event is taking place in New York City on May 20th, and with that news came a surge of speculation. Now following up on his earlier report, Neowin’s Brad Sams has dished out a few more details from his sources on the elusive Surface Mini.
Early in the report, Sams reveals that OneNote is going to be a big focus for Microsoft with the Surface Mini. This ties into his earlier report which claimed the device would ship with a stylus pen, however it’s unclear just how much more integrated OneNote will be in Windows RT. There’s already a touch-friendly OneNote app in the Windows Store, but Sams believes Microsoft may take its features a step further for the Mini.
It’s also revealed that the display will be in the 8-inch range, and that the tablet may come in the new silver color introduced by the Surface 2. Additional colors are also a possibility, but there’s nothing concrete about that. The biggest revelation of the report is that the Surface Mini will not include a built-in kickstand like its siblings. Instead, Microsoft plans to offer a “cover… that will work as a stand” but it will presumably be sold as a separate accessory. Finally while Sams says the release date is still a moving target, the launch will likely take place in June.
Tags: Surface, Surface Mini