Surface Mini: May 20th

All around the world — I’m not kidding about that, either — people are saying Microsoft’s May 20th press event in NYC (which I won’t be attending even if I was invited) will finally unveil the Surface Mini that’s been rumored for nearly a year.

Microsoft CEO Nadella expected to preside over New York City Surface Mini rollout

As for it being the Nook RT I expected, forget that. This will be a Microsoft Surface-brand product. I’d be surprised if they even wasted storage space including the Nook app. Nook Media is too far gone now to be saved. That the event is taking place in NYC might cause some people to think there’s a connection to Barnes & Noble, but I say No.

I don’t see any room in the market for a Surface Mini. Lenovo and Dell have eight-inch tablets, so why another one? Plus, a wave of Chinese Android tablets that will get Windows 8 downloads for free will enter the market in the next few months. I don’t know why anyone would want a Surface Mini over an Onda V819i with Windows, even if the Mini has a stylus.

Previously here:

October: Eight-Inch Microsoft Surface Mini
An Eight-Inch Surface RT Tablet In June?

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