In addition, as many know, Apple has also surpassed Microsoft on something that they like to think that they first pioneered, tablets! The iPad has not only killed off Microsoft's previous implementation of tablets, but Microsoft's once future big tablet hope, its highly praised Courier tablet, was itself killed off by none other than Microsoft itself! Ironically, it is through a piece of software, called Taposé, running on the iPad, seen in the video below, that could actually save the Courier, or at the very least the concept!
According to its developers, Taposé brings:
".......... the once hyped Courier functionality to the iPad. For us, it was an obvious decision to deliver such a superb product to tablet users. The creativity, productivity, and attractive user interface coalesce into one outstanding product. The ingenious split interface design allows users to interact with multiple apps simultaneously in the company of Taposé collections."
Personally, I was never really that keen on the Courier concept, but I am keen on the idea that Taposé has the potential to give those, and there are many out there, who really loved the Courier concept what they want. Right now Taposéis just a concept itself, but if your one of the many who loved the Courier and want to see it, in one form or another, in the market place, then, by all means, you can help the developers do just that, by helping support them through KickStarters here.
In conclusion, even though Taposé doesn't give you the Courier's two folding screens of the original, it does, however, give you the most important part.... its functionality. Even though Taposé developers have already met their goal of raising the needed $10,000 to kick start the project, I'm a little surprised that, of today, they have only raised some $12,100 as of this writing. Considering all the complaints, crying and wailing that occurred after Microsoft killed off their Courier concept, I would have thought that they would have easily raised far more money, which, when you think about it, may actually have a lot to do with why Microsoft killed it off in the first place. Just saying.
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Friday, April 29, 2011
Courier pic via: HuffPost Tech