Microsoft Kills Its iPad Killer, The Courier

Rumors have long been circulating that Microsoft had a dual-screen tablet in the works called the Courier. Now, Gizmodo, the blog that first reported on the Courier’s development, has reported that Microsoft has axed the project.

Here’s more from Gizmodo: “We’re told that on Wednesday…Microsoft execs informed the internal team that had been working on the tablet device that the project would no longer be supported. Courier had never been publicly announced or acknowledged as a Microsoft product.”

So, it looks like Microsoft will not be pushing into the increasingly crowded eBook and tablet markets, alas.

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