Report: Microsoft cancels two-screen tablet

According to sources familiar with the matter, Microsoft has cancelled Courier, the folding, two-screen prototype tablet that was first uncovered by Gizmodo.

Gizmodo was told that on Wednesday, Microsoft execs informed the internal team that had been working on the tablet device that the project would no longer be supported. Courier had never been publicly announced or acknowledged as a Microsoft product.

It appeared from the leaked information last year that a Courier prototype was probably near to completion. The combination of both touch- and pen-based computing was compelling. Perhaps the strong launch of Apple's iPad, currently the only available 'mobile tablet' from a major vendor, caused Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer to reassess the commitment of Microsoft in a soon-to-be-crowded market.

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2949d ago Replies(3)
Kyur4ThePain2949d ago

MS simply reacted too slowly to get into the tablet market successfully.
But there will be many other alternatives to the iPad.

Raypture2949d ago

Didn't know about this until just now, I'd be fine without more of these crappy tablets, and furthermore I"m getting sick of them being called tablets because they're getting mixed up with the wacom tablets by a lot of people, when apple announced they were making a tablet I thought it'd be something like a wacom tablet but it wasn't.

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