The Redmond, Washington-based tech giant will make a brother scanner app for the Surface RT tablet and Surface Pro tablet and will add support for the next-generation Surface tablet, Microsoft’s new high-end Windows 10 Mobile phone and Windows 10 Home tablet, a Microsoft executive said.
The app, called Surface Scan, will launch for Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows RT devices, and for Windows Phone devices later this year, according to the executive.
The app is available for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.3 devices.
The company’s brother scanner, BrotherScan, launched last year and lets people scan and print with a single hand.
But BrotherScan is still in development, and Microsoft said it is working with partners to ensure it can be used on the Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets.
The Surface Scan app is free for a limited time, but it will be priced at $2.99 a month, the executive said, adding that it will cost $4.99 per month for the full version in the coming months.
Microsoft is also planning to roll out BrotherScan on its Surface Book and Windows Store apps in the next few months, he said.