It’s been a while since we last saw a cancelled product and today we come across the Microsoft Mercury model, a slate that was revealed by @evleaks in the image below. It was supposed to be a Microsoft tablet that looked like a bigger handset.


This is not the rumored Surface Mini, that was also cancelled a while ago, but rather an entirely different model. Mercury has the looks of a “giant Lumia smartphone” and it comes with quite a big back camera, but without a flash. There’s a front facing camera here as well, plus a pair of speakers in the lower area of the device.

This is most likely a 7 or 8 inch device, obviously with Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 and with portrait orientation. There’s still a small chance that this was actually one of the Surface Mini versions, although it doesn’t have the premium Surface vibe to it. I guess we’ll never know…