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According to gadget blog Gizmodo, which either has very good friends inside Microsoft's Entertainment & Devices division or is totally blowing smoke up our collective skirts, Microsoft is planning a game-changing digital Day Planner-like device called "Courier":
Courier is a real device, and we've heard that it's in the "late prototype" stage of development. It's not a tablet, it's a booklet. The dual 7-inch (or so) screens are multi-touch, and designed for writing, flicking and drawing with a stylus, in addition to fingers. They're connected by a hinge that holds a single iPhone-esque home button. Statuses, like wireless signal and battery life, are displayed along the rim of one of the screens. On the back cover is a camera, and it might charge through an inductive pad, like the Palm Touchstone charging dock for Pre.
They have a wicked cool video of the Courier in action, so it must be true. Right? (Of course, the video is animated. So maybe this is a tablet that can only be used by Homer Simpson and Daffy Duck.) Never mind that Gizmodo doesn't even bother with the formalities of mentioning which little birdy told them about this stuff in the first place. There's no talk of sources at all.
No matter; the blogosphere is now giddy with speculation about the latest Jesus Device. Or since we're talking about twin tablets, maybe the Moses Device would be more accurate. Here's just a sampling:
The Next Web asks: Is Courier better than Apple's tablet? Answer: Absolutely, if one fictional device can be better than another fictional device.