RIP MS Courier 2009-2010

Gizmodo is reporting that Microsoft has killed the Courier. Here is what Microsoft had to say:

At any given time, we're looking at new ideas, investigating, testing, incubating them. 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.

I'm a little surprised by all the news coverage for a prototype.

Wait, since it never actually existed, wouldn't that make it a concept piece, not a prototype?

This is simply ridiculous.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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  1. […] the FlexCase is more like a smartphone-sized version of the never-released Microsoft Courier. It should also remind you of one of the research projects we've seen from Queens University. As […]

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