Earlier this week Microsoft teased a new "touchy" and "flat" device that led many to believe the company was preparing a competitor to Apple's recently launched Magic Trackpad. As it turns out, that may not be the case. An anonymous insider has told our friends over at Neowin that the mystery hardware is actually Microsoft's Arc Touch Mouse, and that seems like a solid bet if you gaze long and hard at the cropped teaser image below.

We caught wind of the Arc Touch Mouse last month when a product listing appeared online. It's believed to be the upshot of a project called Mouse 2.0, which at least partially focused on the development of a touch-enabled mouse. The source cited by Neowin claims that the new device will launch in September, and it's rumored to cost around $70 – the same as Apple's Magic Mouse – except it might not support multitouch input.