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Redmond-based tech giant Microsoft has been rumored to be working on a miniature version of the flagship Surface tablet since past year, but the company is yet to make the device official. If the latest rumors are true, the Surface Mini might get launched later this month, claims a new report.
The company has just started sending invites for the launch of a mysterious device, which could be the long rumored Surface Mini. The event will take place on May 20, with the tag line "Join us for a small gathering".
The software giant has hinted at a possibility of showing a new product. In fact, the company has also mentioned 'small' word in the invite. The invite definitely hints at a mini version of the Surface Mini, as the device had been leaked all over the web since last few days.
The latest rumors point to a 7.5-inch display having a resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels. This means the Surface Mini could resemble that of the Apple iPad Mini.
Word on the street is that the Surface Mini is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor instead of Nvidia Tegra CPU used in the original Surface 2. Furthermore, it is rumored that the device would run Windows RT rather than full Windows 8.
While Microsoft has never really acknowledged its forthcoming 7-inch Surface Mini tablet, The Wall Street Journal in the past had reported that the device will go into production sometime in the end of 2013. Simultaneously, The Verge also hinted at a possible launch of a 7-inch gaming tablet; though WSJ doesn't mention gaming in its story. Earlier last month, a blog site reported that the Surface Mini would active digitizer stylus/pen, and it is said to be promoted as a note taking device.
With its upcoming Surface Mini tablet, Microsoft is clearly aiming to take on the Apple iPad Mini Retina. More crucial information about the mini tablet is expected to be revealed on May 20. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!