Microsoft's Secret Tablet

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    It feels like the whole world is holding its breath for the Apple tablet. But maybe we've all been dreaming about the wrong device. This is Courier, Microsoft's astonishing take on the tablet.

    Courier is a real device, and we've heard that it's in the "late prototype" stage of development. It's not a tablet, it's a booklet. The dual 7-inch (or so) screens are multitouch, and designed for writing, flicking and drawing with a stylus, in addition to fingers. They're connected by a hinge that holds a single iPhone-esque home button. Statuses, like wireless signal and battery life, are displayed along the rim of one of the screens. On the back cover is a camera, and it might charge through an inductive pad, like the Palm Touchstone charging dock for Pre.

    Until recently, it was a skunkworks project deep inside Microsoft, only known to the few engineers and executives working on it—Microsoft's brightest, like Entertainment & Devices tech chief and user-experience wizard J. Allard, who's spearheading the project. Currently, Courier appears to be at a stage where Microsoft is developing the user experience and showing design concepts to outside agencies.

    Microsoft has a history of collaborating with other firms, especially in the E&D division: Zune and Xbox have both gone through similar design processes. (And plans for the Microsoft Store leaked through a third-party agency were confirmed as genuine prototype layouts and concepts.) This video is branded Pioneer Studios, a Microsoft division within E&D that specializes in this kind of work, working with another agency that's a long-time Microsoft collaborator on confidential projects.
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    The Courier user experience presented here is almost the exact opposite of what everyone expects the Apple tablet to be, a kung fu eagle claw to Apple's tiger style. It's complex: Two screens, a mashup of a pen-dominated interface with several types of multitouch finger gestures, and multiple graphically complex themes, modes and applications. (Our favorite UI bit? The hinge doubles as a "pocket" to hold items you want move from one page to another.) Microsoft's tablet heritage is digital ink-oriented, and this interface, while unlike anything we've seen before, clearly draws from that, its work with the Surface touch computer and even the Zune HD.
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    source ; GIZMODO.com
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    Woooooooooow this device seems like a dream........
    I searched through the pages of different sites and found out a few more things some site menion it's name 'Microsoft Pink Tablet PC' or 'Courier Booklet' .As 'aZZu' has posted 'Courier is a real device, and we've heard that it's in the "late prototype" stage of development', microsoft kept the secret for a long time, longer than Apple tablet.

    The device shown is thicker and maybe heavy...but it may be overlooked by the features it my offer.Also roumered is that Microsoft is developing phones codenamed 'Turtle'

    I think there is gonna a stiff competition next year(less chances they will bring these gadgets into market this year)

    Source -Techradar, Engadget,itproportal


    HOW??

    iPod vs Zune HD
    iPhone Vs Microsoft Phone(roumered)
    Apple table vs Micrsoft Tablet

    There's gonna be a serious and interesting battle next year
    All we can do now is to wait for the device while holding our breath.


    Also they are developing their tabletop Computer Microsoft Surface together with Tablet and Phone and this Project is named 'Project Pink'.
     
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    in the source
    Gizmodo it is mentioned as Microsofts new tablet book COURIER
     
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    I have mentioned its name from Engadget not from Gizmodo
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    BTW an extract from article in Gizmodo

    Courier is a real device, and we've heard that it's in the "late prototype" stage of development. It's not a tablet, it's a booklet.
     
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    wow really cool gadget!!!
     
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    thanks for your thread
    i know now
     
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    well competition is always better, apple tablet will be awesome no doubt but for consumers its always good to have choices :)
     
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    you cant guarantee that apple tablet will be awesome
     
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