Microsoft readying sphere-shaped Surface

Microsoft’s touch-sensitive tabletop is about to get a spherical makeover. Microsoft officials have been talking up the company’s plans to introduce more consumer-focused form factors of its Surface multi-touch tabletop. They’ve said future iterations of Microsoft’s Surface multi-touch technology will be available as part of next-generation PCs, cellphones, desks, kitchen counters and even walls in […]

Microsoft’s touch-sensitive tabletop is about to get a spherical makeover. Microsoft officials have been talking up the company’s plans to introduce more consumer-focused form factors of its Surface multi-touch tabletop. They’ve said future iterations of Microsoft’s Surface multi-touch technology will be available as part of next-generation PCs, cellphones, desks, kitchen counters and even walls in consumers’ homes over the next five to ten years.

Microsoft hasn’t been talking as publicly about even more offbeat Surface form factors, such as a sphere. But sources say the company is showing a spherical Surface prototype around campus lately.

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