Earlier this week, rumors about a Microsoft phone, codenamed Pink, got a refresh. Along with those reports came word of a Microsoft tablet. While there was little to go on, details today emerge of a device called the Courier. The Courier is supposedly one of Microsoft's prototype designs and we like what we see.
The dual-screen tablet was first reported by Gizmodo and, while the site says the booklet packing two 7-inch screens is in the later stages of development, CNet's Ina Fried cites her own sources who say the Courier is just one of many prototypes Microsoft has.
The project is said to be spearheaded by Entertainment & Devices tech chief J. Allard (of Xbox fame) and combines "pen-dominated interface with several types of multitouch finger gestures, and multiple graphically complex themes, modes and applications."
Not a lot to go on at the moment but we're sure those trusty and ever so mouthy anonymous sources will keep the people of the web informed as more emerges on this product.
But.... can it play Crysis?
Maybe this actual device is going to be a glorified Kindle but it shows the future of things to come. Something like this in 13" to 15" for a notebook, credit card sized SSDs, its all looking good.
If only they'll release a 17" version.
Either way, I'd buy one and I'd definitely use it. :)
It'd be a multifuntion device. Laptop, eReader, Multimedia Player, Game consol, notebook, Ect, ect, ect....