SOFTWARE HOUSE Microsoft has inadvertently confirmed that it is already working on a Surface 2 tablet, thanks to a number of job listings on its career web site.
The listings, which seek new additions to Microsoft's dedicated Surface team, reveal that the company is starting work on its "next generation" Surface tablet.
One listing for a Senior Software Development Engineer reads, "We are currently building the next generation and Surface needs you! The Surface development team is seeking a talented senior engineer to work on our next generation Surface.
"You will be responsible for overall system design and system bring-up/enablement. You will be a critical member of a team that includes firmware, electrical, software, design validation and mechanical engineers; together, you will bring next generation Surface to life."
Of course, Microsoft has been careful not to spill any details about its second generation own branded tablet, aside from revealing that the device is in the works.
The first Microsoft Surface tablet will be released on 26 October, the same day the firm will launch its Windows 8 operating system. The device will feature a 10.6in 1280x720 touchscreen, an Nvidia quad-core Tegra 3 processor and up to 64GB of internal storage.
There's no hint as to when Microsoft plans to release the Surface 2 tablet. µ
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