Microsoft's Courier detailed, might arrive by Christmas

By Matthew ยท 33 replies
Mar 5, 2010
  1. zaidpirwani

    zaidpirwani TS Rookie Posts: 74

    I hope that this doesn't become a disappointment... and I would love this even more if it also featured a SIM dock, to place my SIM inside it and use it as a PHONE as well, cause in my opinion, laptops/tablets and other mobile devices all should have a phone inside them (somewhere)
  2. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    Heh, my sentiments exactly. All of the anti-iPad crowds are complaining about how it is just a bigger iPod/iPhone... And here is Microsoft's answering shot, basically just a bigger Zune/Win7 Mobile device. Really, Microsoft? Really?

    Well, I guess it's a case of fighting fire with fire, instead of bringing napalm and winning.
  3. pipopaz

    pipopaz TS Rookie Posts: 70

    I don't think the courier is just a bigger zune for one reason: the interference seems to be built for the device itself. Yeah it is similar to the zune and the new mobile but it has its own features for the pen and this is how it differs from the ipad. As everyone knows the ipad runs ipod/iphone os and doesn't improve itself in any way (no flash/multi-task/pen.)
  4. fref

    fref TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    Cool gadget, but I fail to see why we need this. But that's just me, I guess some people will prefer this to a laptop. By the time it's out, though, Apple might have "fixed" the iPad, so we'll see which one is better. Although, from what I've read, they seem to stand by their decision not to support Flash on the iPad, so that's a big disadvantage for them right there.
  5. natefalk

    natefalk TS Rookie Posts: 78

    I can see how these will be useful. Not only as an entertainment platform, but also for business and educational purposes. When I was in school, I always wanted an all-in-one textbook and notepad... I'm sure everyone knows how much fun it is to haul around 30+ lbs. of school books.

    I might consider buying one if it allows me to watch videos on my home network. The only down-side to this thing is going to be the price. I'm guessing 100-200 more expensive than the iPad b/c of the second screen.
  6. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 229

    interesting, this just looks like something that focused more towards business and designers than just normal users that does everyday computing. From what've read it just has a camera and a headphone jack, hopefully we can add more storage space to it. But from engaget's video its very neat and I think it will do a lot better than the iPad a lot better.
  7. TuesdayExpress

    TuesdayExpress TS Rookie Posts: 22

    God, I've been lusting after this ever since the first shots hit Engadget a few months ago. Absolutely thrilled to finally start hearing that it wasn't an R&D blue-sky mockup!
  8. buttus

    buttus TS Enthusiast Posts: 180

    Hopefully this isn't another underpowered, relatively useless device like the iPad. The graphics chip, HD video and integrated camera are all features missing from the iPad so this gives me some hope. For myself as a photographer, I would LOVE a portable device which would allow me to show people my portfolio and just wow them.
  9. techsp10

    techsp10 Banned Posts: 37

    It's very much confidential... I agree that maybe it will beat up ipad sonner...
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