Samsung and Microsoft announced that the next generation of Microsoft Surface, the Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface is now available for pre-order through Samsung resellers in 23 countries worldwide including the United States, via the Samsung Electronics website.
The Samsung SUR40 (Surface 2.0) with PixelSense technology makes it possible for people to share, collaborate and explore together using a large, thin display. Recognizing up to 50 points of simultaneous touch, including fingers, hands and other objects placed on the screen, it has been well-received by new and existing Surface customers as companies such as Dassault Aviation, Fujifilm Corp. and Royal Bank of Canada prepare to deploy units around the globe in early 2012.
"Software developers interested in creating solutions for the Samsung SUR40 can get started immediately by visiting the Surface Developer Center," the software company said. Adding, the Redmond company says, "The site provides free and easy access to the Surface 2.0 software developer kit, featuring the Input Simulator, which enables developers to write Surface applications on any Windows 7 machine, as well as other helpful developer-related resources."
"The SDK allows developers to write a single application that can adapt to all sorts of types of hardware."
There are already hundreds of highly skilled Surface software development partners that can be found at http://www.surface.com.
The Samsung SUR40 continues to capture the attention of industry influencers, from international businesses to media outlets. Announced earlier this week, the next-generation device was named a 2011 "Best of What's New" award winner by Popular Science magazine and is featured in a special awards issue currently on newsstands.