It looks like Microsoft won’t be developing the Courier Tablet which has been rumored under development for the last several months. It seems like an interesting concept, utilizing touch screens which fold up in a book-like fashion.
The demo Flash video that Microsoft had on their site made the Courier Tablet appear to be even better than the current iPad. Maybe it was too much for Microsoft to handle, or they couldn’t find the right hardware partners to make it happen… who knows. Or, maybe they already felt that the iPad was the form factor that people preferred.