Modder Cobbles Together His Own "Courier"

Ryan Whitwam

If even the concept for a product exists, a modder out there will try and build it. That’s what’s happened with the vaporware Microsoft Courier . A wily user has managed to ditch the keyboard and attach a USB touchscreen display to his Dell Mini 9. The USB powered display is used for typing and writing on, and the original Dell Mini display is used for reading.

Windows 7 makes the whole affair moderately useful with its integrated handwriting and voice recognition. The mod is still unpolished and incomplete though. There’s not really a hinge attaching the two halves at this time. But still, you don’t see Microsoft showing an actual Courier around.

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