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Aug 8, 2012

Despite of Negative Reactions, Microsoft Might Prepare Surface 2




On October 26th, Redmond-based software giant Microsoft will make available for purchase the very first tablet PC it has ever designed to work with Windows 8.

Called Surface, the device has already seen a negative reaction coming from the company’s hardware partners, but it seems that Microsoft is already looking at the next generation of touch devices. When unveiling Surface, Microsoft said that it was meant to be a symbol, to show the world what great hardware could be designed to go along Windows 8. Moreover, the company’s Corporate Communications Chief, Frank Shaw, posted on Twitter recently that these are only two tablets, and that Microsoft was using a literary license when calling them “our new family of PCs built to be the ultimate stage for Windows.”

However, it appears that things might not be as simple as that, and that the giant is already making the first steps towards a future release of such devices. Of course, nothing has been officially confirmed on the matter, but a recent job listing on Microsoft’s website might be seen as implying that. “The Surface Team focuses on lighting up Microsoft experiences with touch first computing. A fundamental part of our strategy is having desirable and powerful devices that enable the experiences people want, and elicit their excitement,” the announcement reads.

“Creating these devices involves a close partnership between hardware and software engineers, designers, and manufacturing. We are currently building the next generation and Surface needs you!” Microsoft designed Surface with a great deal of innovative materials inside, but it might be looking at more innovation when it comes to the next version, if there will ever be one. The launch of a Surface 2 tablet could result in an even wider series of negative reactions from OEMs around the world, that’s for sure. However, it remains to be seen whether the company is willing to take that risk or not.

Microsoft Surface
Image credits to Microsoft

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