MICROSOFT Surface fans have been given a close glimpse of a Windows 10 device that they will NEVER get to buy.
Microsoft Surface owners have been teased with pictures of a sleek looking Windows 10 device that they never be able to buy.
Pictures have emerged of the now cancelled Surface Mini tablet that the Redmond-based tech giant had been planning on announcing back in 2014.
Famous tech tipster Evan Blass published marketing images for the Surface Mini on Twitter, with images showing the device featuring a red rubber case and a kickstand.
He also published specifications for the now canned Microsoft Surface gadget, which seemed aimed to be a rival to the Apple iPad Mini.
Blass said the Surface was going to be a 7.5-inch device with a 1440 x 1080 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
The leaked specs he published also showed the Surface Mini would have been available in black, blue and red colour schemes.
Microsoft had been planning to introduce the Surface Mini tablet alongside its Surface Pro 3 tablet at an event back in May 2014.
However, weeks before Microsoft were set to announce it CEO Satya Nadella and ex-Nokia boss Stephen Elop cancelled the project.
The Surface Mini was designed to run Windows RT and support the Surface Pen. There was a loop on the kickstand where it would have been stored.
Surface boss Panos Panay previously described the Surface Mini as “like a Moleskine,” and it looks like the tablet was designed to look like a notepad.
In the years following the Surface Mini being scrapped, the market has shifted more from 7 or 8 inch tablets towards larger smartphones.