NYT's Ashlee Vance was correct on both accounts, however,
those of us looking for more than a Windows 7 slate with multi-touch
support will likely be disappointed. Instead of the whimsical
fantasies dreamt up in Microsoft's Courier videos involving dual
screens, pen input and an innovative user interface, those of us
sitting in the audience were treated to something a bit more
reality, the design reminds us of Microsoft's previous
UMPC efforts, only on a larger scale. The prototype device that
Ballmer showed the crowd was running a Kindle application for Windows
7 complete with multi-touch support.
was quite the tease and didn't divulge any additional information on
specs or pricing -- all we know is that the device will be available
some time this year. However, we'll do our best to get more information on the device tomorrow.
quote: Gee, this sounds a lot like an iPhone except it will run like crap and have no apps.