A “trusted” Microsoft insider has informed Engadget that Microsoft’s upcoming Courier “Digital Journal” will make use of NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 graphics platform, be less than an inch thick, weigh just over a pound, will include a camera (location not specified), and will be no larger than a 5×7 photo when the book-like form factor is closed. Interestingly (or maybe not), the OS the device will run is Windows CE — the same OS that powers Zune HD, Pink, and Windows Mobile 7 Series. But the piece of news that’s piqued my interest is that the Courier will have a corresponding website that essentially functions as an online copy of your journal in a “blog-like format complete with comments.” It all sounds impressive. Lets hope Microsoft can deliver. The tablet market desperately needs an innovator in the space to show the others what the segment is capable of (yes, I’m looking at you enlarged smartphone platforms masquerading as magical and revolutionary devices). Rumored launch Q3/Q4 (unclear if it’s Q3/Q4 of this year or next).
Tags: Microsoft, Microsoft Courier
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