The Microsoft Surface will go on sale October 26, and, while that release date is still several months away, the company is already shifting its focus towards the Microsoft Surface 2, according to reports from several tech companies.
Tech Radar on Sunday discovered several jobs posted at Microsoft which focus squarely on hardware and software engineers who will be responsible for creating the next generation Microsoft surface tablets.
The job posting in the short term appears to be proof that Microsoft is moving towards a manufacturing intensive process that will seem that the company is undercutting its long-standing OEM partnerships in order to compete with Apple.
According to the job posting, Microsoft’s vision for the Surface tablet is to create a “desirable and powerful devices that enable the experiences people want, and elicit their excitement.” The ad then notes that Microsoft is “currently building the next generation” of Surface.
Among those jobs looking to be filled are a senior electrical engineer who will develop “the electrical design and qualification of AC-DC power supplies and adapters.”
Power sources look to be a big factor for Microsoft as the company asks new engineers to look for “alternative power sources” such as fuel cells. The job posting also says the employee will work on “fast-paced product development cycles.”
While Microsoft has yet to sell a tablet of its own design and product labeling, the announcement and reveal for the Microsoft Surface tablet has had the tech industry buzzing for the last month.
Will you be picking up the Microsoft Surface when it arrives?