Leaked reports says Microsoft has been working on an innovative concept for tablet PCs. The Courier project will supposedly create devices that have two screens, and are capable of folding like a book.
The first of these may be announced this evening by Steve Ballmer during his keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Published reports indicate that Microsoft’s CEO will unveil a tablet device that will be made by HP. No additional details were given, and it’s not yet known if this product is related to the Courier project.
This device is supposedly going to be released around the middle of this year.
UPDATE: Steve Ballmer has unveiled a tablet runnng Windows 7 and made by HP. The Courier tablet may yet be announced at some point, but it didn’t happen today.
This fall, a great deal of information leaked out of Microsoft about a secret development project. Under the name Courier, this will allegedly create a new class of tablet computers.
Not all the details are known yet, but a rough overview has come 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.
A short video demonstration of the Microsoft Courier appeared on the Web several months ago:
Source: New York Times