Microsoft is rumored to be creating an ARM-powered notepad device with two screens that fold over much like the Courier concept, and a new job posting reveals that the company is planning some type of Surface ARM hardware.
Spotted by WinFuture, the job posting is for a radio engineer based in Microsoft’s building 85, one of the many buildings Microsoft uses for its Surface and hardware employees.
The engineer will be responsible for hardware testing Wi-Fi and other radio equipment in a product, and Microsoft is specifically looking for someone who can travel to China regularly to meet with manufacturing teams.
Microsoft uses a Pegatron plant in China to manufacture both its Surface devices and Xbox hardware, so combined with the building 85 link it’s reasonable to assume this is new Microsoft hardware.
Microsoft is also looking for an engineer that has LTE experience with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset.
Qualcomm has not yet officially unveiled this chipset, but the company is expected to reveal it next week at the Qualcomm Snapdragon summit.