Microsoft and Sheraton team up for Surface launch

It’s no secret that we’re fans of Microsoft’s multi-touch behemoth Surface, and getting wind of another interesting application of the device is music to our ears. The Redmond-based company has teamed up with Sheraton to deploy Surface machines in five hotels across the country. Guests at the Sheraton in Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, New York, and Boston will be able to experience some multi-touch goodness beginning today, as Sheraton has installed customized versions of the hardware in the five locations listed above. The Sheraton Surface will come complete with a suite of applications specific to the hotel experience, including City Tips city guide, Sounds of Sheraton hotel lobby juke box, and Sheraton Snapshots with images of Sheraton locations around the world. Sure, it’s not the most thrilling collection of apps, but it should do a decent job of showing off the Surface’s capabilities while bringing a bit of a unique experience to the hotel’s lobby area. If you’re in any of the five cities feel free to head on down to your local Sheraton and check the Surface out. If you happen to live elsewhere, hit the link for a video tour of the device’s capabilities.

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