Microsoft Closes Down Unit Behind Courier Tablet

Microsoft has finally gone and offed Pioneer Studios, the operation that was behind the now dead, and still awesome, Courier tablet.

The studio was the baby of J Allard, who broke up with Microsoft a year ago, and helped develop consumer electronics and experiences with products like Windows Phone 7, Xbox, Zune and the absolute flop that was the Kin. [Cnet]

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Turkieshooter

Just because they killed the project that was Courier doesnt mean MS doesnt still own all the rights to the concepts and technologies developed while the project had funding. These ideas will undoubtedly be used in future projects that are much bigger and better than Courier ever was...

That is if we survive RAPTURE !