This article was published on March 9, 2010

Microsoft’s Courier is coming….


Microsoft’s Courier is coming….
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Founder & board member, TNW

Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

When my office buddy Sam Wierema first saw a photo of “Microsoft Courier” he said “That looks just like two iPads glued together”.

Took me about 20 minutes in Photoshop to visualize that idea:

And in case you haven’t heard about Microsoft’s upcoming iPad killer here is a video demoing the concept and some first specs:

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmIgNfp-MdI]

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.