More details on the much-vaunted Microsoft Courier have arrived, with firm rumours that it is a Tegra 2 powered dual-screen device running Windows CE 6.
Apparently the Courier 'digital journal' will be under an inch thick, weigh in at less than a kilo and is around 130 x 180mm.
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Interestingly, the device will be powered by Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor and will sport Windows CE 6 – which is the OS that the Windows Phone series 7 is based on.
The user interface uses a stylus, and handwriting recognition will be a key feature.
The video that surfaced showed off much of the envisioned functionality, but with a Q3-Q4 release date being touted the Courier could well be seen as a viable alternative to the Apple iPad.
Pricing and a more firm date are not included in the leaked information, but the presence of a camera and headphone jack suggest that this is very much aimed at the gap between netbooks and smartphones.