Microsoft cancels the Courier tablet

It’s official folks; Microsoft has officially announced that the Courier project is now halted. Here’s what Microsoft’s Corporate VP of Communications Frank Shaw had to say:

“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.”

According to Gizmodo the decision was taken Wednesday (yesterday) the same day HP announced its plan to buy Palm. Are both events connected or did something else triger Microsoft’s decision to cancel the project ? The only good thing that come out of this is the hope that Microsoft is going to concentrate harder on its core porjects (Windows & Windows Phone 7).

Source: Gizmodo