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This article was published on September 23, 2009

Courier: Microsoft’s Prototype Multi-Touch Tablet (better than Apple?)

Courier: Microsoft’s Prototype Multi-Touch Tablet (better than Apple?)
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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Could it be true? Will Microsoft beat Apple to the market with a ‘must-have’ Multi-Touch Tablet? If the video shown here is not just a concept video but a preview of a real product they might very well be on to something.

Gizmodo has a gallery of images of a Microsoft Tablet/booklet/handheld nicknamed Courier that is supposed to be more than just a concept. I will believe it when I see it but I must admit this looks pretty good and more like something Apple would come up with than something you would expect from Microsoft.

Check these specs:

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.

Amazing stuff! We will update you with more as information as it comes out.

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