Everyone was hyped up about the release of a tablet from Microsoft called the Courier that could have competed with the iPad. But news has surfaced from Microsoft that the Courier will not be seen anytime in the near future. The official word came from Frank Shaw, Microsoft’s VP of corporate communications:
At any given time, across any of our business groups, there are new ideas being investigated, tested, and incubated. It’s in Microsoft’s DNA to continually develop and incubate new technologies to foster productivity and creativity. The “Courier” project is an example of this type of effort and its technologies will be evaluated for use in future Microsoft offerings, but we have no plans to build such a device at this time.
It would have been awesome to see Microsoft come out with a new product that would have competed in the tablet market. Maybe Microsoft will think about ways to make it even better, who knows? If you have any further information about this feel free to contact me and I will get it up asap. Thanks.
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