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A trusted source has informed Engadget about the upcoming Microsoft’s Courier tablet/e-book device which was first surfaced back in September last year. With just under an inch thickness and weighing a little over a pound, Courier is designed to function as a “Digital Journal”. It is going to feature a dual 7-inch multitouch capable screen which will be designed to work with both multiple fingers-input and stylus.

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Netbooks since the year 2009 have stormed the world of PC market. PC hardware manufacturers are working on bringing new and improved models of this tiny form factor every other day. To help you choose which one is right for you, we have formulated a quick specs-wise comparison between the HP and Dell netbooks – HP Mini 210-1080NR vs Dell Mini 10v.

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Human-computer interaction has now stretched far beyond keyboards and mouse into a whole new world where in some cases we are using multiple fingers for interaction, or just motion in other technologies like Project Natal. Thanks to the trendsetter iPhone, today, almost all consumer electronic items like smartphones, tablets, netbooks, notebooks and even bigger screen monitors are opting for touch or multitouch displays because that is what most of us want. Now just imagine how amazing it would be if you could simply convert your existing display into a an interactive touchscreen simply by sticking a thin polymer film.

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CrunchGear has got the latest scoop on the rumored Microsoft/HP built slate/tablet PC. According to their sources, Microsoft in partnership with HP is set to announce a portable Slate like tablet PC which will run on top of Microsoft software.

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HP today has announced TouchSmart tm2, the much awaited follow up to TX2 in their convertible tablet PC lineup. The TouchSmart tm2 is going to be powered by Intel Core 2 Duo processor with monstrous 9 hours of battery life off its standard 6-cell battery. The duo capacitive multitouch touchscreen is compatible to work with both fingers and pen, oh and it will ship with Windows 7 as pre-installed OS. Best of all, like all the new HP notebooks, the TouchSmart tm2 will have aluminum build which is slimmer, lighter and stronger than its predecessor the tx2.

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Multi-touch functionality has been continuously attracting consumers attention for the last two years or so. We are now not too far from the day when multi-touch-capable tablets and desktops will become a standard part of our daily lives. The PC market is preparing for this paradigm shift, as Microsoft ships the much-awaited Windows 7 to the masses on October 22nd. Among many of its attractive features, the ability to use two (or more) fingers as input mechanism (multi-touch) in my opinion stands out for re-coursing the shape of personal computing in the near future.

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Gizmodo today took the wraps off the new “secret” Tablet PC concept that Microsoft has been working on. Currently called as Courier, it boasts off dual 7-inch multitouch capable screens which is designed to work with both multiple fingers-input and stylus.

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I recently got my hands on Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse with BlueTrack™ technology. Its stylish, light and it works on almost any surface anywhere. Here’s my quick rundown on the experience so far.

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9/9/08 has been an exciting day full of releases. After the Zunes and iPods were announced with the later getting all the media attention, Microsoft stepped in and unveiled some seriously sexy looking hardware which includes mice, a Wireless Desktop with Aero Glass and the new LifeCam.

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