Sad news for Microsoft fans! Microsoft has cancelled its Courier Tablet project and its confirmed by Frank Shaw, Microsoft Corporate VP of Communications. For those who don't know: Gizmodo first uncovered Microsoft's 7-inch Courier dual multitouch tablet which could be operated by using fingers as well as stylus. Courier was more like a booklet than a tablet as its both screens could flip together and close like a notebook. Overall it was an amazing invention which we are definitely going to miss.
Some words by Frank Shaw, Microsoft Corporate VP of Communications:
At any given time, we're looking at new ideas, investigating, testing, incubating them. It's in our DNA to develop new form factors and natural user interfaces to foster productivity and creativity. The Courier project is an example of this type of effort. It will be evaluated for use in future offerings, but we have no plans to build such a device at this time.
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According to the above snippet, Microsoft definitely don't have any plans to carry out the Courier Project but surely they will be using the concept in their future inventions. This definitely makes sense as the company at Redmond wants to focus more on the software part (Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7) rather than developing its own complete tablet to run the OS as the upcoming gadgets like HP Slate and Dell Lightening already will be using these OS. [via Gizmodo]