Gizmodo published some interesting pieces this week about Microsoft’s new tablet, the Courier. This product appears very much rooted in Microsoft’s traditional tablet computer space with a pen but also incorporates some interesting touch features. Frankly, some of them are so close to the iPhone gestures that I wonder if there won’t be a patent fight. Regardless, I’m glad to see Microsoft getting in the space. It looks like an innovative device but I’m not sure how well hinging two screens together is going to work in the long run. I suspect Apple’s eventual entry will be quite different. Frankly, if someone brought a hinged iBook tablet thingy in Steve Jobs’ office, he would probably leave with it lodged in certain unmentionable places. The good news is there appears to be a lot of innovation around computing lately and that can only be a good thing.