Microsoft Courier, a digital tablet device that was told will function as digital journal, is a booklet style PC with dual 7 inch screens. It builts on Tegra 2 and runs the same OS as the Microsoft Zune HD, Pink and Windows Mobile 7 Series. And the Microsoft Courier itself was announced back in September last year.

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And as reported by Engadget, the Courier’s interface appears to be pen-based and centered around drawing and writing, with built-in handwriting recognition and a corresponding web site that allows access to everything entered into the device in a blog-like format complete with comments.

Other features that were rumored will be incorporated into the Microsoft Courier is a built-in camera, and there’s a headphone jack for media playback.

Most interestingly, it looks like the Courier will also serve as Microsoft’s e-book device, with a dedicated ecosystem centered around reading.

No wording on pricing yet, but it was said the launch will be in third or fourth quarter this year.