Courier – Microsoft’s Secret Tablet

Microsoft's Courier Tablet

Wow, this looks like quite a nifty product. Some real thought going into UX and UI design. Read the full article over on Gizmodo for more information

It feels like the whole world is holding its breath for the Apple tablet. But maybe we’ve all been dreaming about the wrong device. This is Courier, Microsoft’s astonishing take on the tablet.

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‘ Courier is a real device, and we’ve heard that it’s in the “late prototype” stage of development. It’s not a tablet, it’s a booklet. 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.

via Courier: First Details of Microsoft’s Secret Tablet – Microsoft courier tablet – Gizmodo.