At last there is some sort of a confirmation that the Courier from Microsoft is indeed on its way. However, the tragedy is that the good news didn’t last long. For the news piece was soon removed so that we continue to be groping in the dark as far as the Courier is concerned that many believe will be an iPad beater. Perhaps maker Microsoft wants it that way, playing a game of hide and seek.
The thing went on this way. Just a few days back, a post appears at none other than Microsoft’s own JobsBlog that aimed to draw attention to how the company has been able to maintain its leadership status in the field of cutting edge research and development. The post highlighted Project Natal and the Cloud. And that if these seems alien terms then the post urged people to follow the “online chatter surrounding new releases of Window Phone 7 series handsets, Internet Explorer 9 and the upcoming Courier digital journal.“
Strange enough, the Courier part of the post has vanished into thin air with Microsoft releasing only the by now familiar and usual ‘no comments’ comment to any queries related to the Courier. But then, that itself is a strong indication of the thing coming our way. So we can expect the Courier to be unveiled sometime in the next few months, followed by a year end release.
But no matter how hard Microsoft might try, word is already out that the next super device from the company is going to be the Courier. That it will have twin screens that hinge in the middle like a book and will perhaps be able to do everything that a netbook does. What is also believed to be certain is that the Courier will supercede the iPad in almost every aspect.
In fact, when Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft Corporation turned up at the CES early this year, everyone thought he is there to grace the occasion of the official launching of the Courier. There was optimism in the air and for once, the iPad was not hogging the limelight. But all of it turned out to be a fluke. Instead, what Steve Ballmer did was he showed off a number of Tablet PCs that are to based on the Windows OS.
So with nothing being confirmed by Microsoft as of now, it’s a wait and watch game that we have to play right now.
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Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email