We already knew that Microsoft was working on a smaller version of the Surface, but the company now seems to be prepared to launch the device during a press event in New York.
According to a report by Neowin, Redmond is now sending out invites for an event taking place on May 20 in New York, but no specifics are available right now. However, the invite reveals that this is a private press event and is not open to the public, with doors to open at 11am EDT / 8AM PDT.
Previous reports indicated that the Surface Mini could come with an 8-inch screen and run Windows RT 8.1 Update, but people familiar with the matter said that Microsoft wants to use it to compete against the iPad mini and the Nexus 7.
What's more, some rumors even indicated that the Surface Mini could be marketed as a note-taking device, so it could also come with a Wacom digitizer to help users easily write down text.