Reports are that Microsoft has canceled their technology project known as Courier. The folding tablet device was going to be a rival to Apple’s iPad. Microsoft executives broke the word to the internal team that the Courier project would no longer be supported. Microsoft has never publicly announced the product.
At any given time, we’re looking at new ideas, investigating, testing, incubating them, said Microsoft Corporate VP of Communications Frank Shaw. It’s in our DNA to develop new form factors and natural user interfaces to foster productivity and creativity. The Courier project is an example of this type of effort. It will be evaluated for use in future offerings, but we have no plans to build such a device at this time.