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Microsoft's Neo reignites the Courier twin screen dream

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Sam Posten, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Sam Posten

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    We saw the videos a few months ago.
    http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/22/microsofts-courier-booklet-emerges-said-to-be-in-late-prototy/
    http://gizmodo.com/5369493/leaked-courier-video-shows-how-well-actually-use-it
    http://gizmodo.com/5365299/courier-first-details-of-microsofts-secret-tablet

    Well, now the design is evolving and looking like a real product:
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/05/microsofts-courier-digital-journal-exclusive-pictures-and-de/

    VERY different direction than what Apple is taking, plus it has what looks like NO ties to prior windows or mobile MS technologies. "Infinite journal" sounds like cloud storage to me. Sky is the limit.
     
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    HP's Slate:
    http://h20435.www2.hp.com/t5/Voodoo-Blog/The-HP-s-Slate-Device-Runs-The-Complete-Internet-Including-Flash/ba-p/53838
     
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    Call me an Apple fan boy if you like but this looks like ASS to me.
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/08/hp-slate-makes-an-appearance-to-show-off-flash-stays-for-a-rock/

    Floating keyboards, are you fing kidding me?
     
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    Slate becoming official:
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/03/hp-slate-e400-atom-processor-june-launch/
     
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    Some people are really hoping the Microsoft announcement set for April 12th will be about the MS Courier, which does look interesting, I'd love to have one in my college days.
     
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    Looks like today is the day for Pink, not Courier, stay glued to the news here:
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/12/live-from-microsofts-its-time-to-share-event/?sort=oldest&refresh=0
     
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    HP's Slate first unofficial review: 'Meh'
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/19/hp-slate-leaks-its-way-into-the-wild-meh/
     
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    COURIER IS DEAD?!?!?!?!?!
    http://gizmodo.com/5527442/microsoft-cancels-innovative-courier-tablet-project
     
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    HP's Slate is DEAD too!!?!?!?!?
    http://gizmodo.com/5527824/hp-slate-is-dead-on-arrival-says-techcrunch
     
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    I am sorry to hear this. I was really looking forward to the Courier.
     
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    Another DBA (Dead _before_ arrival) tablet appears:

    http://gizmodo.com/5538090/leak-blackberry-tablet-due-this-year
     
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    And another DBA...

    http://daringfireball.net/linked/2010/05/13/entourage-edge
     
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    RIM getting into the tablet business is stupid. They have a product that sells for all the reasons that cannot be done on a tablet. So, why try to sell your customers who are chosing your pluses (which have nothing at all to do with multimedia) by pushing multimedia on them?
     
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    And a courier like phoenix arises in Kno:

    http://gigaom.com/2010/06/02/kno/
     
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    And another one's gone, another one's gone, another one rides the bus....


    http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20100715/exclusive-hps-android-tablet-tabled/
     
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    Microsoft's biggest cheerleader believes Windows 7 slates will be nonexistent for at least another year so she went out and bought an iPad.

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/i-confess-i-bought-an-ipad-and-so-far-i-love-it/6912
     
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    And now she notes that there isn't much hope any time soon.

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/what-microsoft-isnt-saying-about-its-ipad-compete-strategy/6963
     
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    Post-mortem: http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-20128013-75/the-inside-story-of-how-microsoft-killed-its-courier-tablet/ Yeouch.
     
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    I think they would have found the lack of any mail client would have been a killer. Ask RIM
     

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