Microsoft Surface Tablet
Image: Surface Tablet

The next generation Surface Tablet is in the pipeline, at least this is what job listings on Microsoft’s website suggest. The job listings seek new additions to the Surface team, with some of the listings revealing that the company is commencing the development of a new Surface.

One particular job listing that candidly confirmed the development of a Surface 2 Tablet was the listing for a Senior Software Development Engineer. It said, “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.”

This listing confirmed the growing speculation over the possibility of a Surface 2 Tablet. In addition to that, it suggests that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will follow a path only too familiar to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Like Apple, Microsoft will likely embrace the idea of promoting its core products under one brand name.

The soon to be appointed Senior Software Development Engineer will be a crucial part of the Surface team, and as such, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will probably take a slant towards incredible qualifications. The engineer for this job will be responsible for the overall system design, and will also provide oversight to the enablement of the system.

While there are no indications as to when Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will release the Surface 2, the release date for the first Surface Tablet is slated for 26th October this year. The first Surface Tablet features an Nvidia quad-core Tegra 3 processor, a 10.6 inch 1280 by 720 touch screen and internal storage capacity of up to 64GB.

In as much as everyone would want a sneak peek into the Surface 2 Tablet’s specifications, it is not possible. Microsoft has been more than careful with regard to the Surface 2 Tablet. No details about its specifications have left the corridors of its design labs.

As we reported earlier, the Surface Tablet will be released on the same date as the Windows 8.  This dual launch is deemed by many to be part of a bigger plan. I happen to share the same thought. It is nothing close to coincidence. I believe that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) wants to center all the attention to its products, so that watchers can spend more time speculating about its stock (this usually drives prices through the roof).

In the event that the Surface Tablet becomes a success story, Steve Ballmer, the Chief Executive may enjoy the status of a turnaround CEO. He needs to find an entrance into the tablet and smartphone market as the PC market seems to shrink with the wake of each year.