After watching the drama unfold this week around Apple’s iPad, as shiny and sleek as it is, I’m still holding out to see what comes of the rumored Courier tablet from Microsoft (video above with diggnation commentary). I definitely dig the more tactile-seeming interface of the Courier and how the two displays seem to be able to work in tandem for link/share/clip tasks.

There’s also an earlier video (below) which seems to suggest a very early -stage protoype of the Courier concept called Codex. Of course, this just inflates my hope that Courier is indeed real and will be available in the near future. We’ll see.