Microsoft's new announcement is shrouded in mystery, indeed the venue was only announced a few days before it is due to run the press conference. A strategy that seemed to work - the world's press are taking notice - yes, even us!
A well kept secret is now out at least as a teaser, Microsoft have entered the tablet market. The hardware is simply called Surface. The teaser video here seems to have the dubstep flavour and what sounds like a bit of additive synthesis bass action.
Microsoft appear to be following Apple's lead, with their own hardware, secretive behaviour, and the beginnings of a closed hardware/software platform.
I wonder if this tablet will prove effective to that end and become a viable challenge the totally dominant iPad market. Especially in the music sector its apparent that they will have a long way to go before they catch up. But they would be wise to encourage development of music creation apps - this area is one of the larger and most successful ones in the App ecosytem for Apple.
We dont know exactly what the specifications are, but we do know that its available in two models 32 and 64GB - more specifications can be found here .
A 49 and 61 note version of the popular keyboard controller
Novel way to demo the super low cost bus powered mini synth