Microsoft has some sort of new hardware product in the works, and it’s revealing it only one tiny corner at a time. The kooky crew from Redmond created a new Twitter account — @msfthardware — and has been using it to send out subtle clues about its latest creation.
So far, two photos have been published of the top-secret product.
If we take the liberty of attempting to piece them together, we see a thin, black, rectangle-shaped device with the word “Microsoft” along what appears to be the bottom back side.
The only other hint Microsoft has dropped has been the following sentence: “Don’t be so touchy…flat is where it’s at.”
All right — so what the hell is this thing? A handful of possibilities come to mind, all of which could fit into our “flat” and “touchy” clue:
It’d be an unexpected twist, but there’s always the chance Microsoft’s mystery product could be a Zune of some sort. After all, Apple’s iPod Touch is likely getting a refresh this fall. Perhaps Microsoft has something music-related up its sleeve.
With Apple’s Magic Trackpad magically revolutionizing everything in its path, we could always be looking at Microsoft’s answer to the multitouch input device.
So what do you think? Could it be any of these things? Or is it something altogether different — say, a Microsoft Bob commemorative paperweight, or maybe a remote control for Bill Gates’ hurricane machine?