Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Sep 2009 17:32 UTC
Microsoft While half the world is waiting for Apple's take on the tablet - pretty much guaranteed to arrive somewhere next year - Microsoft has come out with a very interesting new take on the tablet, the Courier. It's a dual-touchscreen device, shaped like a book, and is in the late prototype stage of development.
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Nice cartoon
by Tony Swash on Wed 23rd Sep 2009 18:58 UTC
Tony Swash
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2009-08-22

Am I missing something? All I see is a cartoon not a product. If you ask me if I think the replicator from Start Trek would be a great thing to have I would say yes but its not real. Neither is this. Microsoft has a history of coming out with concepts and prototypes and mock ups for products that either never see the light of day or never existed in the first place. Lets wait and see what Redmond actually delivers.

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RE: Nice cartoon
by DrillSgt on Wed 23rd Sep 2009 19:03 in reply to "Nice cartoon"
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2005-12-02

Am I missing something? All I see is a cartoon not a product. If you ask me if I think the replicator from Start Trek would be a great thing to have I would say yes but its not real. Neither is this. Microsoft has a history of coming out with concepts and prototypes and mock ups for products that either never see the light of day or never existed in the first place. Lets wait and see what Redmond actually delivers.


You went to the wrong page then. Those are clearly photographs, not drawings as a cartoon would be. There are several of them.

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RE[2]: Nice cartoon
by Tony Swash on Wed 23rd Sep 2009 22:10 in reply to "RE: Nice cartoon"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

You went to the wrong page then. Those are clearly photographs, not drawings as a cartoon would be. There are several of them.


My point still stands. What we have are some photos of an object - nice looking but could be made of wood for all we know - and a cartoon showing what such an object might do. Its all smoke. Give me an hour in photoshop and a couple of hours in Final Cut Studio and I could show exactly the same sort of images and animations demonstrating a really cool Teleporter.

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RE[2]: Nice cartoon
by Laurence on Wed 23rd Sep 2009 22:19 in reply to "RE: Nice cartoon"
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2007-03-26


You went to the wrong page then. Those are clearly photographs, not drawings as a cartoon would be. There are several of them.

Which page is that?
The only "photographs" I saw were 3D computer renderings of a final product design, rather than pictures of the device itself.

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RE[2]: Nice cartoon
by MamiyaOtaru on Fri 25th Sep 2009 10:17 in reply to "RE: Nice cartoon"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

Yeah, photos of a magic pen standing up by itself (even as it leans way to the side!) Or perhaps it's being held by an invisible hand. *facepalm*

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RE: Nice cartoon
by Buck on Wed 23rd Sep 2009 19:13 in reply to "Nice cartoon"
Buck Member since:
2005-06-29

I agree with that. It really DOES look like an advanced proof of concept. It just doesn't feel at all like a real product. Just some ideas some guys in experience/design department are tossing around. People pick this up and hype this up.

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RE: Nice cartoon
by Beresford on Wed 23rd Sep 2009 20:02 in reply to "Nice cartoon"
Beresford Member since:
2005-07-06

Don't just look at the video, following the link.

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