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Courier is dead, long live Courier?

Courier is dead, long live Courier?

Ah, Courier, we hardly knew you. "We have no plans" Microsoft say "to build such a device at this time." Now, perhaps it's my tablet-addled, ever-hopeful mind, but that doesn't sound quite the same thing as "you won't see a Courier-style device." In fact, you could easily interpret it as a carefully worded workaround: we're not going to build a Microsoft Courier, the company says, but other firms might. After all, they've already mention that "its technologies will be evaluated for use in future Microsoft offerings."

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Microsoft Pink leaks again: April 20th Verizon launch? [Update: & Vodafone!]

Microsoft Pink leaks again: April 20th Verizon launch? [Update: & Vodafone!]

Microsoft's been a leaky old sieve lately, with Courier slipping out earlier and even more Project Pink news just now.  After yesterday's Verizon revelation and the subsequent firmware leak comes new images of the two Sharp-manufactured Pink phones, the Pure and Turtle, themselves, along with a potential launch date of April 20th.

Update: Apparently the devices will also get an international launch - in their GSM formats - with carrier Vodafone.

Larger images after the cut

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Harlequin dual-touchscreen netbook mod is DIY Courier

Harlequin dual-touchscreen netbook mod is DIY Courier

Now turning a netbook into a cheap tablet or UMPC isn't new, and we've seen plenty such mods before, but this so-called Harlequin project is something else.  My Dell Mini forum member pakkei decided he couldn't wait for Microsoft to release the Courier and thought he'd make one himself, converting his Inspiron Mini 9 into a slate-format tablet and adding in a second, 9-inch USB touchscreen.

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Ballmer: Microsoft “are not interested in e-readers”

Ballmer: Microsoft “are not interested in e-readers”

Amazon are looking to foreign climes with the Kindle, Barnes & Noble are preparing to make a splash with both monochrome and color ebook devices, but Steve Ballmer doesn't reckon his customers care about standalone ebook readers.  Speaking to reporters in the Netherlands this week, the outspoken Microsoft CEO revealed that his company has no plans for creating a dedicated device: "We have a device for reading. It's the most popular device in the world. It's the PC."

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Microsoft Pink Turtle and Pure phones leak

Microsoft Pink Turtle and Pure phones leak

Crystal ball, secret tunnel or loose-lipped mole; we don't know how Gizmodo are doing it, but hot on the heels of the Microsoft Courier dual-touchscreen tablet leak comes shots of Microsoft's two upcoming Pink cellphones.  The Microsoft Turtle (the squarish model) and Microsoft Pure (the more traditional handset) are both manufactured by Sharp and will be co-branded, and like the Sidekick - which Sharp also manufactured for Danger - will be targeted at a messaging-friendly youth market.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 30, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone. We're wrapping up the month just around the corner, and the last business day of March proved to be chock full of news. And it isn't all good news - Global Payments hacked, 50000 cardholders at risk. On a lighter note, though, the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone is now available for pre-orders. And here's something that'll have you thinking, "Why did it take so long?" - Google Maps gets real-time traffic.

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Toshiba Libretto W100 Heading to Japan on August 11th

Toshiba Libretto W100 Heading to Japan on August 11th

While everyone was busy dreaming about the Microsoft Courier, Toshiba was already hard at work on one -- and one they actually planned to release. And while initial thoughts on the device have been all over the place on the Internet, the Libretto W100 does indeed do one thing very well: it's a good way to get your Courier needs placated, because you can't have the Courier. If you're in Japan, or if you're willing to take a few flights to get their, then be happy to know that the dual-screen tablet is landing on those shores August 11th.

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Toshiba Libretto W100 hands-on [Video]

Toshiba Libretto W100 hands-on [Video]

Dual-touchscreens, a clamshell book/netbook form-factor and a custom finger-friendly UI: the Toshiba Libretto W100 has broken the mold, and while the company concedes its resemblance to the Microsoft Courier renders, they're insisting it's a very different product. Based around two 7-inch capacitive touchscreen displays, a Pentium U5400 processor and a 62GB SSD, the Libretto W100 is the first such device to run Windows 7 and can be used either as a regular mini-notebook - complete with various on-screen keyboards - or as a digital book.

First impressions and hands-on video of the Libretto W100 after the cut

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eviGroup Wallet Android MID on sale in May for €199

eviGroup Wallet Android MID on sale in May for €199

Since we've apparently entered the culling phase of the tablet story arc - goodbye HP slate and Microsoft Courier, we'll miss your shiny renders - it's good to know that devices are still entering production rather than being canned.  French firm eviGroup have just announced that their Wallet Android MID has entered production and should be on sale, for €199 ($264), from May.  Carrypad chased up some details from director Nicolas Ruiz, including how he sees the Wallet facing against the Archos 5 Internet Tablet and what sort of help they've had from Google.

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