Microsoft has announced it will hold a press event May 20, and it is heavily expected the company will unveil a mini version of its Surface tablet.
The Redmond, Wash., tech giant began sending invitations to media outlets Monday. The event will be held in New York and begin at 11 a.m. EDT. No word on whether Microsoft will live stream it.
On the invitations, Microsoft wrote "Join us for a small gathering," fueling speculation it is getting set to announce a "small" Surface device.
For weeks, rumors and reports have been flying around the Internet saying the company is working on a mini version of its Surface tablets.
Microsoft has always intended for its Surface devices to be its answer to Apple's iPads, so the rumored Surface Mini would be the rival to Apple's 7.9-inch iPad mini with retina. However, Microsoft has had a tough time gaining any kind of foothold in the tablet market thus far.
The tech giant launched the Surface RT, the first version of the device, in late 2012. Most recently, the company refreshed its line of Surface devices this past fall, when it announced the Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro.