Velocity Micro: Windows 8 touch device on the way

Neowin has numerous interviews on the way with PC makers about both their current products and their plans to support Windows 8, among other topics. We have just conducted one of them with Randy Copeland, the founder, president and CEO of Velocity Micro.

One of our interview questions to Copeland was whether Velocity Micro had any plans to release gaming PC products that will use Windows 8's touch screen interface, such as a notebook or tablet-slate device. Copeland's response was simple and straightforward, "Absolutely. Stay tuned!" He did not offer up any more details about their Windows 8 hardware plans.

Velocity Micro is no stranger to creating tablets. It currently sells seven-, eight- and ten-inch versions of its Android-powered Cruz product, along with its own cheaper e-reader device.

Copeland also told us that while Microsoft announced their plans for the Windows 8/RT Surface tablet in June, he doesn't expect Microsoft to remain in the tablet hardware business on a permanent basis. He told us, "The Surface is intended to show us hardware builders 'the way' and show consumers what potential lies ahead with Windows 8, and it lets them tell the story themselves in the way they see best fit."

Stay tuned for our complete interview with Copeland along with interviews with other PC makers in the next few days.

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