Microsoft is reportedly working on an innovative concept for tablet PCs. The Courier project will create devices that have two screens, and are capable of folding like a book.
Not all the details are known yet, but a rough overview has leaked out.
The Courier’s 7-inch dual screens will support multi-touch, and will be used for controlling the device, entering text, and drawing.
When closed, it will be protected by a leather cover, and will include a rear-facing camera.
It will allegedly have some for of wireless connectivity, but at this point, many details are still unknown. Processor speed, screen resolution, battery capacity all remain mysteries.
Release Date Unknown
The Microsoft Courier project is supposedly in the late prototype stage, but when devices based on it will be released is not yet known.
It’s unlikely that Microsoft will introduce Courier tablet PCs itself. Instead, it is developing the software for products that will be offered by other companies.
These devices could find themselves going up against Apple’s tablet, which is rumored to be launching early next year.
A short video demonstration of the Microsoft Courier has appeared on the Web: