First Details Of Microsoft’s Secret Tablet

Well, this is interesting. Microsoft has been working on a nice multitouch tablet… Booklet PC. This looks very nice, and I’ll definitely be sure to keep an eye on this in the coming months. Apple is supposedly building a similar tablet, as well. It’ll be nice to see what both camps eventually release. No word yet on pricing or availablilty dates, but I’ll be sure to get one as soon as possible and do an in-depth review!

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 multitouch, 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.