Official Microsoft Surface Twitter account now in action

Microsoft has unleashed its Windows 8 hardware on Twitter by opening up the @Surface account. Surface Windows 8 tablets from the software giant will be its first major leap into hardware for its Windows operating system, excluding mice, keyboards and other peripherals, of course.

So far the account has published two tweets, one linking followers to a playlist of Surface videos, which contains only one thus far - it's the original video we all witnessed earlier in the year showing off what appeared to be a unique Windows 8 tablet of some sort - while the other promotes the music used in the Surface video. 

Should you have only just emerged from your rock, Microsoft plans to launch two Surface Windows tablets. One running Windows RT and the other sporting Windows 8 Pro. Microsoft is set to unveil Windows Phone later this month, and we can expect to be able to witness Windows 8 announcements that should be coupled with Surface.

We're still unsure as to where and when Surface hardware will be made available, though reports have been flooding in that Suning will be distributing the tablets in China, which gives hope that major retailers across the world could well be the places to check out for Microsoft's latest products.

Former Microsoft employee Charlie Kindel has explained how "Surface is not a business", and the company is simply showing OEM partners how Windows 8 tablets should be created, as well as showing off stunning hardware and software combinations to competitors. 

"That is why Microsoft is building Surface. They are not building Surface to be a business. They are building it for the same reason they built the Microsoft Store. Think of it as a marketing expense. It shows the rest of the industry what is possible and how to do it right."

One thing's for sure - we can all expect to see some Surface magic soon enough. Be sure to follow @Surface on Twitter for announcements, updates and possible future competitions.

Thanks, Getintothegame, for the heads up!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.