(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A new Surface Mini leak has surfaced, this time coming straight from the source itself, Microsoft.
Windows tech blogger Paul Thurrott noted on Friday via Twitter that the Surface Mini appeared in the Surface Pro 3 user guide multiple times, leaving many to wonder why the smaller tablet wasn’t released alongside the Pro 3 on Friday.
Additionally, tech news site CNET confirmed that there were in fact several references to the tablet in the user guide, though TechTimes reported Microsoft has since removed all mentions of the Surface Mini.
One mention in the guide stated that “Bluetooth technology links your Surface Pen to your Surface Mini or Surface Pro 3, so when you click the button, your Surface responds instantly.”
The Surface Mini was rumored to make its debut at Microsoft’s Surface event last month, though reportedly got pulled last minute.
Thurrott stated in a Twitter conversation that he knows the Mini exists and that it was “the primary announcement a month ago, delayed literally last minute.” He also noted that the tablet has already been manufactured and is sitting in boxes “in a warehouse.”
According to IHS Technology researcher Rhoda Alexander, the tech giant’s downsized tablet is still in production and will launch later this year.