Microsoft's Mystery Device: Possible Answer to the Magic Trackpad?

If there is one universal constant in the tech world, it’s that Microsoft doesn’t have much of a sense of humour, usually preferring to be all frowny-faced and bland in its delivery of product news. But this… this is downright cryptic.

Over the past few days, Microsoft Hardware’s Twitter account has been hinting at a new product by posting fragments of a JPG. What it is is anyone’s guess, and the Twitter feed has only this to say: “Don’t be so touchy… flat is where it’s at.” Above are the two images stitched together.

Is this a possible answer to Apple’s Magic Trackpad? That could be the side of a keyboard there on the left. Perhaps it’s a new tablet device altogether? A phone? We’ve been promised another hint today, so everyone stay tuned – we’ve a bit of a mystery afoot.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.
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#1
Toby
August 4th, 2010 at 10:07 am

It looks like a surfboard. Microsoft is getting into the surfboard business.

 
 
#2
SavTheCoder
August 4th, 2010 at 10:24 am

looks like the back-side of a candybar phone…

 
 
#3
Jake Asgood
August 4th, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Looks like it may be a keyboard with a built in track pad. Who knows but it should be interesting!

 
 
#4
Tom
August 5th, 2010 at 3:09 am

lol :D
Microsoft is teasing, making it look hot.
Good try Micosoft, but I think most people don’t give a damn.
There’s nothing wrong with their hardware, but don’t bring new stuff as it is something people were waiting for.

 

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