Posted May 10, 2019 11:07:00A few weeks ago, Microsoft’s chief operating officer Alex Kipman told attendees at a Windows Insider event that Microsoft was planning to release an “invisible device” to be sold to developers.
While the company has yet to formally announce the device or launch it, Kipmann has hinted that a “Microsoft Surface device” would be on the cards.
Kipman’s comments came just days after Microsoft announced its new Azure service for building apps, and Microsoft’s Azure-powered mobile device would presumably offer Windows 10 developers an “invite to use” that way.
Microsoft’s Surface device is expected to be available this summer, though Kipmans comments hint at a much more distant release.
While Microsoft hasn’t said whether or not the device will be called the Microsoft Surface, its Windows 10 developer portal has hinted at a “Surface” device.
Microsoft has also said that the company is developing a Surface-powered tablet called the Surface Pro.
If the Surface device comes to fruition, Microsoft is betting that it would help it better compete with Apple and Google in the market for low-cost, high-performance mobile devices.