Some of the reasons behind Microsoft canning its dual-screen Courier tablet have leaked out and it seems that Bill Gates played a big part in the concept kit not becoming a reality.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has revealed that the computing company isn't just working on one tablet device but "lots of different ones".
Microsoft has scrapped the Courier dual-touchscreen concept that appeared with much fanfare as Apple prepared its iPad.
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.
Steve Jobs arch-nemesis Bill Gates has criticised the new Apple iPad, claiming that netbooks will still be the mainstream choice for digital touch and reading.
CES 2010Microsoft's rambunctious CEO, Steve Ballmer, is set to unveil a Hewlett Packard manufactured tablet (or 'slate') PC this week.