Microsoft's history with the Tablet PC (redux)

Microsoft Slate PC demonstration is just one in long line of tablet device tries
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Industry interest in a potential iPad competitor from Microsoft didn't stop the company from scrapping development and production of its prototype project Courier. And reports say HP plans to kill its project with Microsoft to develop a tablet form factor running Windows 7, dubbed Slate. Gadget gurus celebrated Courier's potential in videos as Microsoft declined to speak specifics, but executives indicated in corporate blogs that the company might be moving in another direction.

In January we took a look at Microsoft's history with the tablet: the ups and downs, the wins and losses – and those products that didn't make it out of development into customer hands. Here we have updated our look at the evolution of Microsoft's Tablet offerings.

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