Microsoft didn’t show off its rumored Courier tablet
at CEO Steve Ballmer’s keynote on January 6 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), as I predicted earlier in the day. Nor did Ballmer share any information on Windows Mobile 7, Windows Live Wave 4, Windows 8 or much of anything else that enthusiasts had been hoping to hear/see.
Instead, Ballmer did talk up some of the recently debuted Windows 7 PCs, a new Game Room retro-game arcade on Xbox Live
(which had been previously rumored), a soon-to-be-released Windows Mobile 6.5 phone from HTC/T-Mobile and a forthcoming HP slate tablet
(that’s nothing like Courier) at the event. Oh yeah… and he confirmed what he let slip months ago: That Project Natal, Microsoft’s next-generation gaming controller, is coming in 2010