Microsoft’s Dual Touchscreen Booklet “Courier” Revealed

Submitted by lalit on September 23, 2009 - 1:39pm.

Gizmodo today revealed Microsoft’s take on tablet called Courier, which is in late prototype stage of development. Microsoft calls the device booklet as it features dual 7-inch screens with multitouch support. The booklet is designed for writing, finger inputs and drawing with stylus. The two screens are joined by a hinge like a book and the hinge features a single home/menu button.

The camera is on the back cover of the booklet and the system status like battery, wireless connectivity is shown along the top rim of one of the screens. Gizmodo believes that the Courier will charge via inductive pad, like the Palm Touchstone charging dock for Pre.

Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet reported rumors about Microsoft working on a tablet device yesterday. She claimed that Microsoft’s Chief Experience Officer J Allard is leading the development of the new device. Gizmodo also believes that J Allard is spearheading the project. There is no word yet on when the device will be launched. We have added a video below showing the device concept in action.