1. DJRiful's Avatar
    Dear Messany,

    Are you not aware that this is the same product that Microsoft has been demoing and talking about for the better part of the last 8 months?

    We saw the UI posted in this very forum back in September of October of last year.

    So where do you get off supposing that someone is trying to copy Apple? the Courier has been in development for a long, long time and bares just about no similarities to the iPad of any kind. Further, Microsoft has been in the touch screen market for almost a decade.

    Come on, folks.
    totally AGREED

    exactly !
    2010-03-08 01:02 AM
  2. tudtran's Avatar
    Ipad is so much better.
    2010-03-08 02:06 AM
  3. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
    I can't judge until I tried both of them. They both look promising.
    Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
    2010-03-08 02:51 AM
  4. adrian1480's Avatar
    Ipad is so much better.
    oh, so you've used both?

    I suppose your full review is next.
    2010-03-08 03:06 AM
  5. L00i3's Avatar
    Just the fact that it folds shut and protects it's own screens makes it far ahead if the iPad vor basic value added features. Plus, for reading & writing, the traditional book form factor makes a lot more sense to me.

    Obviously, the iPad interface has already been demoed live, but if those concept videos on engadget holds true for the actual OS experience, then the iPad will be dead in the water with it's played out iPhone OS.
    2010-03-08 03:10 AM
  6. unison999's Avatar
    microsofts thing just seems a bit to excessive to me...
    You do know you have the option of not using that extra options, the good thing is they let you to choose.
    I am going to assume it will allow flash since Microsoft OS do not have problem with it, that alone get me want to get this.
    2010-03-08 04:04 AM
  7. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
    Courier has been known way before the iPad was even announced, only difference is that it hasn't entered production yet.

    I'm a helpful jerk, fear me.
    2010-03-08 06:56 AM
  8. sziklassy's Avatar
    You do realize the courrier has been public before the ipad right?
    EDIT: LOL noodleboy beat me to it. I should learn to read.

    Here is a decent vid. It would imply that it is touch and useful with a pen as well.

    Last edited by sziklassy; 2010-03-08 at 10:34 AM.
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    2010-03-08 09:15 AM
  9. hollow0's Avatar
    This Microsoft Courier has the potential to be significantly more useful than the iPad. Hopefully the OS can live up to the idea.
    What makes it more useful? I don't know much of this so called device.

    EDIT: Never mind just saw the video link from above. That looks pretty good.

    The Courier is what the iPhail should have been. I have absolutely no interest in the iPhail. Horrible product imo. The Courier however would be brilliant and what I would actually purchase. Especially for the wife as she is still in college. It would completely dominate the market if it's anything like the prototypes and pictures that have been released. I really hope MS releases it as I myself have been waiting for a long time. On top hopefully they will have a cheaper 3G alternative and plan for it.
    How do you know if it's a failure if you haven't even tried it yet?
    Last edited by hollow0; 2010-03-08 at 03:57 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2010-03-08 03:57 PM
  10. cpkirkley's Avatar
    I'm lovin the Courier. Both screens are capacitive... Virtual keyboard on one screen, whatever the hell you want on the other. Awesome. Hopefully it has a G-Sensor in it as well.

    This is the netbook replacement that will truly matter.
    Last edited by cpkirkley; 2010-03-08 at 05:15 PM.
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    2010-03-08 05:09 PM
  11. extremzocker's Avatar
    ...but still no full/complete OS
    2010-03-08 05:44 PM
  12. SquareWheel's Avatar
    To all those claiming they stole the iPad idea, I seem to remember this being announced long before the iPad ever was.
    2010-03-08 08:07 PM
  13. DarkPotato's Avatar
    looks waaaay better than the Ipad
    2010-03-08 08:47 PM
  14. ro0oney's Avatar
    wish they come up with a usb and a cd drive. not like that useless ipad.
    anyways am not gonna get one, am sick of all microsoft's ****
    i don't even know y i have a windows!
    2010-03-08 10:24 PM
  15. TranceField's Avatar
    now that is awesome... from the videos it looks like it has a camera unlike the ipad... but the os is still stripped... I know I won't be getting an ipad because I already have it (aka iPhone) but this Courier from M$ sure looks impressive... I wonder what the exact specs will be
    2010-03-09 04:54 AM
  16. k.nitsua's Avatar
    I've been in love with the Courier since it was announced last year. It is a beautiful OS and very intuitive.

    So has there been RECENT news regarding this product? I was getting worried it was starting to become vaporware. Last I heard that it was still in the prototype phase and is no where near production ready; however, one report stated that the EARLIEST it would be released was Summer 2010.

    Also, Microsoft would be developing the hardware of this product themselves - taking a playbook from their production of the XBOX360s. So even though it is not production ready, once it is it should be reaching consumers pretty quickly as Microsoft won't need the middle man for production.

    I REALLY hope this product becomes a reality.
    #eli7e revived me
    2010-03-09 08:03 AM
  17. Kroo's Avatar
    Oh what a joke. See microsuck leading from behind again. Will this go with their iTunes copycat store mentioned all those years ago? All these microsuck fanboys creaming their jeans over a concept video. Where's the product? When's the launch? What's the OS? Can we have some bench mark tests against Kindle, eReader and iPad? It's one thing to have an idea, but it's another thing to mass produce it and deliver it across the world. Microsuck don't have the best track record with hardware development, (zune, what a world beater). Well, before you drool over your keyboards, lets see it, test it and look at what's under the hood. BTW, I don't read my books, magazines or newspapers with a stylus. So fanboys, do your best and talk this hamster up. I won't be getting ANY of them! A half brave man can talk about what he's going to do, but it takes a really brave man to just do it. Your serve Billy boy! Never had an original thought in his life.

    So you fanboys gunna give it the same scrutiny (criticism) as the iPad? Hmmm?
    Last edited by Kroo; 2010-03-09 at 11:43 AM.
    2010-03-09 11:35 AM
  18. TranceField's Avatar
    lol you sound like an angry Apple fanboy yourself...
    Last edited by TranceField; 2010-03-09 at 02:02 PM.
    2010-03-09 01:59 PM
  19. sprtn036's Avatar
    Kroo, did you even read the previous posts? It's already been well established that Microsoft is NOT copying Apple, and it may in fact be the other way around.
    2010-03-09 04:08 PM
  20. robbpell's Avatar
    M$ got it right i like it more than the ipad but maybe cuz i have an iphone already that can do most of what the ipad can do so its just different
    Yeah, you'll be the coolest person in the room when you pull one out and show it around, but that gets old fast when three other people have them and one person somehow has one that glows in the dark.
    John C. Dvorak
    The American columnist and broadcaster in article 'Rethinking the iPhone' in PC Magazine.
    2010-03-09 08:07 PM
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