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HP and Microsoft give up tablet projects

 3:54 am on Apr 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

Why is everyone dropping their tablet development? I thought we were going to be buried in new tablet hardware this year.

Microsoft Cancels Innovative Courier Tablet Project [gizmodo.com]

According to sources familiar with the matter, Microsoft has cancelled Courier, the folding, two-screen prototype tablet that was first uncovered by Gizmodo.

We're told that on Wednesday, Microsoft execs informed the internal team that had been working on the tablet device that the project would no longer be supported. Courier had never been publicly announced or acknowledged as a Microsoft product.

Hewlett-Packard To Kill Windows 7 Tablet Project [techcrunch.com]

Hewlett-Packard has killed off its much ballyhooed Windows 7 tablet computer, says a source whos been briefed on the matter.

The device was first unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at CES 2010 in January and was supposed to hit the market in mid 2010. But our source tells us that HP is not satisfied with Windows 7 as a tablet operating system and has terminated the project.



 12:57 pm on Apr 30, 2010 (gmt 0)


I personally do not think that tablet computing is going to take off any time soon, especially for the iPad. There are just too many restrictions for the average computer user.


 4:30 pm on Apr 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yep, maybe they see tablets as a short lived fad created by apple lovers.


 8:50 pm on Apr 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

Well, let's wait and see what HP does with Palm and Palm's WebOS operating system.


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