There are a great many questions that we still have concerning the newly revealed Microsoft Surface tablet; we"ve gone over just some of them in a previous article. One open question that hasn"t been addressed by Microsoft or the media is which division of the company will be in charge of the Surface.
On the one hand, the Surface is a hardware product, which means the Entertainment and Devices division could be in control of the product. That"s the same division that runs Microsoft"s Xbox business, along with Windows Phone and Microsoft Hardware, which makes PC keyboards and mouse products.
On the other hand, Surface is also designed to run Windows 8 and Windows RT. That could mean that the Windows division could have the Surface under its watchful eye.
When we contacted Microsoft to find out which division the Surface will fall under at the company, an official spokesperson would only tell us that " ... we actually have nothing to share on this at the moment." We do have to wonder why Microsoft won"t say what part of the company is running the Surface.
If we had to guess, we would think that Surface is under the Windows team, since its head man Steven Sinofsky was front and center at Microsoft"s press event for the Surface on Monday. However, we would hope that Microsoft would use some of the team that has worked to make the Xbox a success for the company as well.