Not “Windows 8 Surface” (Update)

Jason Brennan:

“The product name is completely devoid of the term ‘Windows,’ a term for which Steve Ballmer appears to have a major crush on. Even their touch-based phone products can’t escape the Windows moniker, resulting in the Windows Phone 7 mouthful. Though the Surface will run Windows 8, they aren’t calling it Windows 8 Surface.”

I didn’t realize it, but Jason’s right. It’s not the “Windows 8 Surface” or even the “Windows Surface.”

UpdateDillon Larson points out that Jason and I might be exactly wrong. Microsoft lists each device as “Surface for Windows RT” and “Surface for Windows 8 Pro.”