A new rumor claims that Microsoft has started production again on its previously halted Surface mini tablet, with a launch planned for sometime later this summer.

This newest report comes from the Twitter feed of gadget leaker evleaks, who has had a rather mixed track record lately but has been proven to be correct on a number of its leaks. This latest report doesn't offer any further details of this rumored revival of the Surface mini.

This past spring, there were tons of credible rumors that Microsoft was going to launch a smaller version of its Surface family of tablets, but in May the company ended up announcing the larger 12-inch Surface Pro 3 laptop replacement tablet. However, that product's user manual clearly mentioned the Surface mini, which proved that Microsoft had such a product in the works.

What do you think of this latest rumor and would you buy the Surface mini if it came out?

Source: @evleaks