‘Small’ Surface announcement coming on May 20th
Apparently, Microsoft is planning to unveiling something “small” and Surface related at a press event it’s sent out invitations for on May 20th.
According to The Verge, media outlets began receiving digital invites to the Microsoft Surface event late today. Naturally, the newly announced event has put a spotlight on the Surface Mini, or lack of a Surface Mini in Microsoft’s tablet portfolio. Rumors about a smaller Surface tablet that’s been built with note-taking in mind have circled for months.
Originally, most media outlets concluded that Microsoft would be releasing a Surface Mini tablet to compete directly with the Nexus 7 and Apple’s iPad mini last year. As such, Microsoft releasing a Surface Mini after this May 20th event isn’t a sure thing. We also don’t know if this Surface Mini will include an Intel processor that allows users to install Desktop apps or a ARM processor that’ll enable longer battery life and restrict app installations to what users can download in the Windows Store.
Naturally, a smaller Surface tablet would allow users to read books, watch movies from Xbox Video and listen to music in a more convenient package than what is available today.