Microsoft’s Surface Mini could go on sale in May

Surface Mini case from Amazon

Although Microsoft working on a Surface Mini isn’t a secret, today a posting on Amazon.com strongly suggests that a mini version of Surface could be available as soon as May 18, 2014. 

Vostrostone (VSTN), a Chinese electronic wholesaler, published a listing for a Smart Cover Case that only fits the Surface Mini and even though the images show a tablet using the cover, the device shown isn’t the new Surface Mini, it’s actually a ThinkPad 8.  

Besides the availability date the VSTN posting doesn’t share much information. But we know that the smaller Surface tablet will presumably have a screen size of 8-inch and there has been rumors that the device will feature some sort of stylus (digitizing pen). 

According to report from Mary Jo Foley, it seems that Microsoft’s Surface Mini will be an ARM-based tablet, therefore it will run Windows RT; in spite, the company has been working on making the operating system leaner to reduce the installation footprint and free for Windows Phone handsets and smaller tablets under 9-inch. 

Microsoft has yet to officially comment on this rumor. In the meantime, are you planning to a get Surface Mini?

Source Amazon via ZDNet and WindowsObserver

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