Microsoft today unveiled two new tablets today — the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 — along with a new pressure-sensitive limited edition “Music Cover” touchpad specifically designed for DJs who want to use the tablet like a drum kit to remix songs.
In conjunction with the Music Cover announcement, Microsoft kicked off a new contest called #RemixProject, which offers a chance for a free Music Cover and new Surface 2 tablet. To enter, Microsoft wants you to tweet a Vine video “letting us know how you will remix your life,” with the hashtag #RemixProject.
Unfortunately for Microsoft, it looks like they are excluding Windows Phone owners from this campaign because the Vine app is not yet available in the Windows Phone Store.
Back in July, we found out that Vine was coming to Windows Phone, but no dates were specified and we still haven’t seen Vine in the Windows Store since.
The Music Cover, meanwhile, features several audio buttons and is designed to work with a special app that launches automatically when clicked into a Surface tablet. It only works with the Surface 2, Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2. We’ve asked Microsoft about commercial availability of the Music Cover and a release date. We’ll update this story when we hear back.
Microsoft also updated the Type Cover and Touch Cover for the new Surface tablets. More details on those here.
Update, 10:05 A.M. — Technically, you can upload Vine videos with a Windows Phone via the 6sec app. But to upload more than two videos, you’ll need to make an in-app purchase. Thanks to Twitter user @mlekas for the tip.
Editor’s note: This story’s headline was changed on Sept. 24 to note that while it is possible to submit a Vine video from a Windows Phone, there is still no official Vine app in the Windows Phone Store.