∞ Microsoft failures leading up to Windows 8 tablets

It feels like the whole world is holding its breath for the Apple tablet. But maybe we’ve all been dreaming about the wrong device. This is Courier, Microsoft’s astonishing take on the tablet.Gizmodo — September 22, 2009

Courier was canceled in April 2010 without ever being released.

Essentially, we think the success of the Kin One depends a lot on how much it sells for – if it’s less than £200 then it’s got a very real shot of being a massive phone.TechRadar — April 14, 2010
The first time I opened Kin Studio felt like magic. An entire website was created to hold my Kin’s content, yet I had done absolutely nothing extra to put it there.AllThingsD — May 4, 2010

The Kin sold for $49.99 (£31) and was canceled less than two months after it launched.

Hello, Windows 8? This is iPad. You win.Paul Thurrott — September 13, 2011

We’ll see.