Microsoft already is working on next three Surface generations

If you thought that Microsoft was designing their Surface tablets year by year, think again. During today's New York City press event for the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, the team's leader, Panos Panay, said that his personal Surface tablet contains plans for three generations of Surface.

Naturally, no details for that future roadmap were revealed. However, this tidbit does show that the company has some very long term plans for their PC hardware family. Perhaps the Surface Pro 3 will have Intel's Broadwell processor inside.

We also got a chance to briefly chat with Julie Larson-Green, the head of Microsoft's hardware division. She told us that the company was thinking about allowing third party accessory makers to create their own keyboard covers for the Surface products. We certainly would support such a move and indeed Green said that such covers could considered as a kind of app, like the Mix Cover that was introduced today.

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