How Courier Died, Part II

Here’s the second half of Jay Greene’s story on Microsoft’s two-screen Courier tablet, and why it never saw the light of day except as a spellbinding concept video.


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  1. Vulpine November 2, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    Basically put, he's saying Microsoft decided to stick to an already-failed paradigm to force a full OS onto a handheld device despite all the issues, gaffes and downright low sales they've had now for over 10 years. They believed the yelps and hollas of the anti-Apple zealots that a full OS was the only way a tablet could succeed in the face of Apple's roaring success using a truly touch-centric OS. The fault, my friends, is ALL Microsoft's.

    I, for one, think the Courier is still the better choice, though Microsoft's initial concept was too limited in scope.