It was just recently that Microsoft introduced the world to their Microsoft Surface tablet, the first generation devices that have been developed for Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT. Although these new devices are still in the manufacturing stage and have not gone on sale to the public, a new job posting on a Microsoft website has revealed that the Redmond company is already looking forward to the next generation tablet, the Surface 2.
The job posting was up on the Microsoft careers website between the months of June and August. In addition to giving an overview of what the job would entail and that the successful candidate would work with both hardware and software engineers, the key piece of information from this posting was that the company was now building “the next generation” device.
Product lifecycles can be quite short, we only have to look at Apple and the tight schedules that they maintain in regards to their iPhone with analysts believing that the iPhone 5 announcement all but certain for next month. In addition to this little tidbit in the job description, Microsoft also references the fact that “fast-paced product development cycles” will be in place and from this, one can ascertain that Microsoft will not stop at a Surface 2, but will also move on to the Surface 3 and perhaps even the Surface 4. All of these future plans will of course be dependent upon just how well the devices sell in the market.