Microsoft has ditched its proposed tablet device, dubbed Courier, the company announced.
The secretive project involved a hinged dual-screen tablet that could be folded away like a book. It was never formally acknowledged by Microsoft until the announcement of its demise.
"At any given time, across any of our business groups, there are new ideas being investigated, tested and incubated. It's in Microsoft's DNA to continually develop and incubate new technologies to foster productivity and creativity. The 'Courier' project is an example of this type of effort and its technologies will be evaluated for use in future Microsoft offerings," said Frank Shaw, corporate VP of communications at Microsoft, in a statement e-mailed to InternetNews.com.
See the Courier demo video below, courtesy of gadget blog Gizmodo.
Meanwhile, Apple has announced that it has sold its one millionth iPad after just 28 days of sales.
The tablet device was not initially met by the same scale of fanfare as seen by the iPhone and iPhone 3G however, the new figures suggest that the company has found another success story.
“One million iPads in 28 days – that’s less than half of the 74 days it took to achieve this milestone with iPhone,” said Steve Jobs, CEO, Apple. “Demand continues to exceed supply and we’re working hard to get this product into the hands of even more customers.”