New Pictures, Videos of Microsoft's Courier Emerge

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Keith E. Whisman

You can tell that is a girls computer because the drawings are all clean. A guy would have scrawled out images of breasts and maybe a penie and perhaps some sort of sudo gang tags.

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Shadai

I saw the videos on engadget.  If mircosoft actually pulls that off and it looks that smooth as a finished product... i'll have to buy one.  I dunno what I'll use it for, but damn does it look good.

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JohnP

 Gimme a break. Using this for work would be a creative way to make your life hell. WRITING? When was the last time anyone wrote anything besides notes in a class? I sure can type a lot faster than I can write, it's legible, and I am left handed (notice this is right handed gadget?).

  MS, like smart phones, like netbooks, like tablets, like cell phones, its all about wasting time, not productivity. 

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Biceps

How is something that is completely symmetrical with two touch screens a right-handed gadget?

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Keith E. Whisman

I'm a lefty as well and we write downward from above the lines instead of from below the lines with the pen pointed up towards the top of the page. I usually have to rest my hand on the paper while writing and that smudges things up and with a touch screen can actually activate program icons.

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Biceps

Yeah, I know, I am a lefty, too.  Because I am looking mainly at drawing with this tablet, the whole bent wrist writing thing wouldn't matter... I actually draw with a straight wrist most of the time.

Also, couldn't you tilt the tablet, just like some of us lefties tilt our paper?  Just a thought. I did use one of the old palm pilots literally for YEARS with no problems, and it was touch-screen, so I am not too terribly concerned on this count.

I would like to see multi-tasking and a windows environment, though. 

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habuza

I won't be buying a tablet PC. Ever. I don't care who makes it. Tablets can't do anything I want a computer to do, so they are useless paper weights to me.

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Keith E. Whisman

Well the thing is to have a small computer that is as easy and accessible as a touch screen cell  phone only much bigger but not so big as to not fit in a purse. I wan't a tablet to take everywhere I take my android phone but I don't want it to be hobbled down. I want it to be powerful and accessible and capable of multitasking. I want it expandable and up to me what I do with it.  

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Biceps

Keith, don't tell me you carry a purse? Did you mean 'satchel'?

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Keith E. Whisman

Since I remarried my exwife in January I've noticed how much I'm stuck carrying her purse when we go out so I've taken to choosing which purse she takes when we do go out so I won't look gay not that I hate gays anymore as I've gotten over that. (Now have gay friends)

But I can imagine my wife puting  something like this in her purse or having a holster next to my cellphone holder on my belt for something like this.

Or I could just get a satchel ala Indiana Jones bad ass satchel that he always wore. I guess it wasn't a satchel at all it was an accessory. 

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Walnut

Damn. I was dead set on getting an Adam from Notion Ink, but if the Courier isn't vapor-ware, this is going to be tough decision.

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Keith E. Whisman

My advice to Microsoft is that they rethink this. Make it a multitalking environment. Make it a cut down version of Windows 7. Keep that bad ass clam shell form factor as it's what I've been dreaming about and talking about here on MPC.com for a long time now. The first time I saw the Nintendo clam shell DS I've fantasized about a computer in there only bigger and far more powerful.

Microsoft please hammer it out and make it much more powerful. Don't try to compete with the Ipad it's a piece of shit. I can't believe you guys don't see it. 

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Biceps

Now THIS is cool machine.  Able to do all sorts of cool art (which means a high-end touchscreen), a replacement for a journal, sketchpad, notebook (not a notebook computer, just a notebook), closes so the screen doesn't get scratched, isn't sold on a closed platform (I hope) and can display ebooks, magazines.

THIS is what the iTampax should have been. Instead Microsoft is the company that has decided... "Hey, since we don't have a bunch of brainless twits who will buy anything we make, let's make something that is really awesome, and that everyone will want."

Me want. Me want now.

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