Microsoft's Courier Tablet Is 'Astonishing'

Combines touch-screen and stylus, 'opposite' of Apple's coming entry
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2009 9:50 PM CDT
The leaked photo.   (Gizmodo)

(Newser) – Microsoft’s foray into tablet computers looks to be “astonishing,” Gizmodo blogger The Paperboy raves after getting a look at leaked photo of the Courier, which has two screens and opens like a book. It has touch-screen and stylus capabilities, and is in the “late prototype” stage, sources say.

“The Courier user experience presented here is almost the exact opposite of what everyone expects the Apple tablet to be,” The Paperboy notes, “a kung fu eagle claw to Apple’s tiger style.”