Thursday, July 01, 2010

Dead 'Courier' walking: Microsoft gets dual-screen design patent

Via Mary-Jo Foley

Based on the illustrations, the design patent is pretty clearly for the Courier device, the "secret tablet" from Microsoft that was revealed by Gizmodo last year and held up as a potential rival to Apple's iPad. In April, Microsoft confirmed and canceled the Courier project in one fell swoop but noted that the underlying technologies would still be "evaluated for use in future Microsoft offerings."

Microsoft Courier patent filing diagram

Dead 'Courier' walking: Microsoft gets dual-screen design patent

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