The Surface Mini and Courier

There's a good deal that we know about the Surface Mini a week before launch, but I suspect that Microsoft's full reveal may surprise us. Is it possible that this device, making use of things like OneNote and a good stylus, may serve as a spiritual successor of sorts to the canceled (and loved by the internet) Courier device of years past? Of course, Courier was pre-Windows 8, but nonetheless, could Microsoft announce a Surface Mini that implements some of the Courier's most interesting features? If so, the device might become a day one purchase for me. May 20th can't come soon enough!