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Microsoft Courier lives on in Windows 8 app “Project Austin”

Microsoft Courier lives on in Windows 8 app “Project Austin”

Many people were excited for Microsoft Courier, a dual-screen tablet aimed at creative types, but unfortunately Microsoft pulled the plug before the project could ever see the light . Courier lives on, however, in a new Windows 8 note app created by a group of developers from Microsoft's Visual C++ team. The app has been codenamed Project Austin, and it allows you do a variety of things when it comes to creating digital notes.

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Four Microsoft Courier alternatives for Android

Four Microsoft Courier alternatives for Android

This week we're hearing quite a bit about a couple of applications for iPad, one of which was created by the folks who were once going to bring you the Microsoft Courier - but what about Android? As it turns out, these two applications for iPad, Tapose and Paper don't currently have one whole heck of a lot of choice when it comes to such sleekness as Paper. That said, there are four apps out there at least that will bring you drawing power for the time being - with updates to each on the way soon, of course.

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Apple rejects Taposé iPad app for Microsoft Courier fans

Apple rejects Taposé iPad app for Microsoft Courier fans

Apple has rejected an iPad app that attempted to bring some of Microsoft's Courier concept to the iOS slate, Taposé, though the team behind the software say it plans to appeal the decision. First shown back in April last year, Taposé uses a split-screen layout with a browser and other apps on one side and a digital notebook on the other. Unfortunately, it seems Apple wasn't keen on the company's use of multiple display windows.

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Microsoft Courier style comes to tablets with Tapose app

Microsoft Courier style comes to tablets with Tapose app

If you are a CES hound as we are you might recall at CES 2010 Microsoft showed off an interesting tablet with two screens called the Courier. At the time the Courier debuted, the indication was that the thing would actually go into production. Microsoft dashed those dreams when it later announced it had no intention of producing the dual screen tablet. If you like that dual screen style and the things that it could potentially allow you to do, you might like the Tapose app that has surfaced.

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Microsoft Courier-style pen & touch patent application filed

Microsoft Courier-style pen & touch patent application filed

Microsoft's Courier project, which endeared itself to tablet-philes with its promise of dual-displays and an innovative pen-and-finger interface, but then was cruelly axed before launch, keeps spawning patent applications.  The latest - Bimodal Touch Sensitive Digital Notebook - describes the different ways in which two types of touchscreen input, using fingers and a more precise digital stylus, could be implemented for better control of a slate.

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Microsoft Courier Patent Acceptance Opens Old Wounds

Microsoft Courier Patent Acceptance Opens Old Wounds

The life of the Microsoft Courier over the last few months has been one for the script of a soap opera. From seeing video of what the Courier concept would be, to its terrible cancellation, to some software confusion, the Courier has lived and died in such a roller-coaster fashion that it could be tough for anyone to keep up with. Even when Microsoft execs were being shuffled around (supposedly due to the Courier's axing), the Courier was always the main focus. And today, based on a patent months old, we're reminded all over again about what could have been.

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Microsoft Courier Not Heading Into Production

Microsoft Courier Not Heading Into Production

Here's some remarkably bad news. It seems that the Microsoft Courier, the dual-screen digital journal with Tegra 2 inside, has been scrapped. According to the report from The Wall Street Journal, it seems that Microsoft executives informed the internal team working on the Courier that the project was no longer supported by Microsoft, and that it's been removed from future production. Of course, Microsoft had never officially come forward and publicly announced the Courier, but we know it existed.

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Microsoft Courier tipped in innovation JobsBlog article

Microsoft Courier tipped in innovation JobsBlog article

With all the HTC EVO 4G madness yesterday, we didn't get around to guffawing at Microsoft's JobsBlog apparently confirming that the Microsoft Courier digital journal is in fact an upcoming product.  Discussing examples of the company's innovation, the original version of the article - since amended - included the dual-touchscreen Courier among "online chatter surrounding" things like Windows Phone 7 and Internet Explorer 9.

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Microsoft Courier UI details leak: perfect pen/finger balance?

Microsoft Courier UI details leak: perfect pen/finger balance?

Microsoft's Courier project - a dual-display "book" style electronic journal - has been intriguing us since it first leaked back in September, and the latest spillage of UI details courtesy of Gizmodo's mysterious tipster is doing nothing to temper our interest.  The twin screens are both multitouch-capable and respond to fingers and the special stylus, the latter having two side-buttons (the upper one being an "undo" key), an eraser on the other end, and a rotating barrel that flips between different pen modes.

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