Microsoft Courier – we barely knew ya

Microsoft has been unusually forthright with Gizmodo when they enquired about Microsoft’s elusive dual tablet.

According to Frank Shaw, Microsoft’s VP of corporate communications:

At any given time, across any of our business groups, there are new ideas being investigated, tested, and incubated. It’s in Microsoft’s DNA to continually develop and incubate new technologies to foster productivity and creativity. The "Courier" project is an example of this type of effort and its technologies will be evaluated for use in future Microsoft offerings, but we have no plans to build such a device at this time.

Engadget speculates that the idea was at one time in development, but never really panned out internally and was eventually abandoned.  We have however seen some of the ideas implemented in other products, such as the sharing feature in the KIN so in the end all is not lost, and who knows, maybe many of the features will make a re-appearance when cut and paste come to Windows Phone 7.

Read the full story at Gizmodo here.

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