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Windows 7: Microsoft's secret 'Courier' booklet device unveiled.

22 Sep 2009   #1
Crypto

Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP
 
 
Microsoft's secret 'Courier' booklet device unveiled.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmIgNfp-MdI"]YouTube - Microsoft "Courier" secret tablet[/ame]

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Microsoft's secret 'Courier' booklet device unveiled






With rumors abound that Apple is bringing out a tablet device at the start of next year, people seem to have forgotten about opposition. Gizmodo certainly haven't forgotten, and they've just released the first details of a new take on the tablet device… from Microsoft. You heard that correctly; Microsoft is going to be bringing out a tablet-like device soon, which is named the 'Courier'.

Gizmodo states that the Courier device isn't actually a tablet, but more of a booklet; it boasts two (approximately) 7-inch screens, held together with a hinge, giving it that book-like appearance. The hinge in the middle will hold a home button, similar to the iPhone, and the outer rim of one of the screens will display statuses, such as battery life and wireless signal. To add to this, the back of the Courier will hold a camera.
Neowin Review....

Original Gizmodo Review....


UPDATE : Neowin also had this to say in a later Article

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The unveiling of Microsoft's new Courier booklet device prototype by Gizmodo today got a lot of people excited; whilst this is great news, there may be more announcements to come, according to CNET. Sources have told them that the Redmond software company has a few more prototypes baking in the oven, though it's unclear whether or not they'll see the light of retail shelves.

Microsoft Research originally worked on the project nearly a year ago. The originaly concept involved pairing two OQO Models to make a booklet mobile computer. You can see the original concept idea for this in the video below.



[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=049_U-0C9qU&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube - Microsoft Tablet Prototype "Codex"[/ame]




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22 Sep 2009   #2
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Why do all things these days have to be pretty! I like pretty things, it makes me want to buy them.

I wont buy that though, tablets/netbooks are not my thing. :S
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22 Sep 2009   #3
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Very snassie, it looks very good, maybe Apple might want to worry.
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22 Sep 2009   #4
Crypto

Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP
 
 

This would be great for Students.
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23 Sep 2009   #5
Crypto

Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP
 
 

UPDATE : Neowin also had this to say in a later Article
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The unveiling of Microsoft's new Courier booklet device prototype by Gizmodo today got a lot of people excited; whilst this is great news, there may be more announcements to come, according to CNET. Sources have told them that the Redmond software company has a few more prototypes baking in the oven, though it's unclear whether or not they'll see the light of retail shelves.
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23 Sep 2009   #6
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

This looks really interesting.
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