Microsoft's Courier Tablet details!

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What the…Gizmodo just posted a whole bunch of info (and video) of Microsoft’s internal Tablet prototype named Courier. It’s said to have dual folding 7inch capacitive touch-screens that can be operated by fingers or stylus for handwriting recognition and a 3mpx camera with flah on the back. It still remains to be seen if this device is ever going to hit retail but it looks mighty impressive so far. It looks like part of the UI uses Microsoft’s Research Inkseine. I wonder which OS is this device going to run. Is it a version of Windows CE 7? Windows Mobile 7? J. Allard Chief Experience Officer is working on it. The PMX division is also working on Pink and WM7

Here’s a little memory refresher: Microsoft Codex dual screen prototype Looks similar ? Yes, it even uses InkSeine as the main UI.

[flv:http://blip.tv/file/get/IMav-MicrosoftTabletPrototype258.flv 480 360]

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500x_courier1_01 Source: Gizmodo

  • http://jinishans.blogspot.com/ jinishans

    Hope they release it within next 1yr, no 6mths, no 3mths. Ya, before someone comes up with something similar/better than this.

    Also, I hope M$ doesnt price is at 10k, like they did for surface.

    BTW, they should allow us to develop Apps in .NET and allow us to share it with others like Android does, not block us like they did for Zune HD.

    If all the above 3 are followed, it’ll really be a device for socialnetworking, otherwise, may make noise like ZuneHD, and have our fingers crossed when they’ll release the App Store.

  • http://jinishans.blogspot.com jinishans

    Hope they release it within next 1yr, no 6mths, no 3mths. Ya, before someone comes up with something similar/better than this.

    Also, I hope M$ doesnt price is at 10k, like they did for surface.

    BTW, they should allow us to develop Apps in .NET and allow us to share it with others like Android does, not block us like they did for Zune HD.

    If all the above 3 are followed, it’ll really be a device for socialnetworking, otherwise, may make noise like ZuneHD, and have our fingers crossed when they’ll release the App Store.