Microsoft's Surface Sphere looks cool, round

When I got to play around with the Surface back in June, I was excited about the possibilities of other shapes and applications, but Microsoft responded to questions on that front as they responded to almost every question: “There are many possibilities and we’re looking into things” or some analogue thereof.

Well, they’re letting one shape out of the bag this week, the totally expected spheroid version of the Surface and our local journalists have dirtied it up with their little paws (and taken video). To be honest, it doesn’t appear that different from the flat surface, although the fundamental change from a limited shape to a continuous one is something I’m sure the designers are excited about. They take interface design very seriously and seemed very good at it as well, so maybe I’ll be as impressed by the sphere Surface as I was by the flat one — as soon as I get my hands on it.