Microsoft confirms, kills Courier in one fell swoop

本帖最後由 micmicll 於 2010-4-30 12:28 編輯

The Microsoft Courier - iPad killer is now dead, even before it's born...
Microsoft confirms, kills Courier in one fell swoop
By Joshua Topolsky  posted Apr 29th 2010 4:44PM

Well this is depressing. Word has just gone fluttering out of Redmond that work on the Courier project -- a heretofore rumored dual-screen tablet which rightfully set the tech world ablaze -- has been spun down by the company. Here's the official line from Frank Shaw, Microsoft's VP of corporate communications:
At any given time, across any of our business groups, there are new ideas being investigated, tested, and incubated. It's in Microsoft's DNA to continually develop and incubate new technologies to foster productivity and creativity. The "Courier" project is an example of this type of effort and its technologies will be evaluated for use in future Microsoft offerings, but we have no plans to build such a device at this time.
All very sad, of course. So how did we get here? And was this thing ever really real to begin with? After all, it's hard to kill something that never lived. Well here's the deal, according to a source familiar with the situation: the Courier did indeed start life as a potential new product category for the company, one which was being incubated internally with very real plans for a marketable device. It seems, however, that things just didn't manage to take shape, and word was handed down very recently that the incubation period had reached its conclusion -- sans product -- and resources would be directed elsewhere. Now, that doesn't mean that we won't see some of this technology turn up in other products which Microsoft has in the pipeline (the company does keep quite a few balls in the air), but it does mean that those rendered videos of the Courier in action will remain, unfortunately, renders. As far as the Engadget team is concerned, there isn't a dry eye in the house right now -- but the Courier will always remain in our hearts as one of the finest unicorns that ever unicorned across our screens.


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夭折!!!

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真可惜。

不過Courier始終都係試個Concept,未出街。等HP Slate嘅人就慘,連Demo都做埋先話唔賣。

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真可惜。

不過Courier始終都係試個Concept,未出街。等HP Slate嘅人就慘,連Demo都做埋先話唔賣。 ...
GraphiteCube 發表於 2010-4-30 17:12


???
Do you have the link on HP killing the Slate??

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courier好正, 真可惜....
ms唔知諗乜

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???
Do you have the link on HP killing the Slate??
micmicll 發表於 2010-4-30 18:14



    http://livesino.net/archives/2646.live

http://www.neowin.net/news/hp-slate-cancelled

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回復 6# GraphiteCube

Thx for the info...
Microsoft is being killed twice in one day

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回復  GraphiteCube

Thx for the info...
Microsoft is being killed twice in one day
micmicll 發表於 2010-4-30 21:48


Courier唔算掛,佢好似無講過話出喎。

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They surly have an --intention-- of putting into the market...
or else why would they be doing all the concept video for...

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"unsatisfactory battery life and user experience "

"續航力欠佳 , 用戶經驗不佳"
睇黎係同 OS  + 配套有關 (Windows 7 )

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