Courier Tablet: "is it real and coming out in June 2010?" No, I'm not prepared to tell anything, Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer is never at a loss for words, but that doesn't mean he always spills the beans. “When asked about the reality of the top-secret Courier dual-screen tablet that Microsoft is said to be working on and if it's coming out in, say, June 2010? Ballmer replied: Huh. No, I'm not prepared to tell CNET anything.” […]

Steve Ballmer is never at a loss for words, but that doesn't mean he always spills the beans. “When asked about the reality of the top-secret Courier dual-screen tablet that Microsoft is said to be working on and if it's coming out in, say, June 2010? Ballmer replied: Huh. No, I'm not prepared to tell CNET anything.” But at the same time he offered somewhat punchy take on Google: “I mean, you know, competition is competition. I'm sure they welcome us into the search space, and glad to be there, and that's kind of the way capitalism works. You know, so far we've done exceedingly well, I would say, competing against Google's applications. They've been in market two years, three years. And yet at the end of the day outside of free usage of Gmail, we've seen almost no uptake of their stuff, and I think the statistics verify that. I don't know what they're doing in operating systems. They launched one, and then before it had any momentum they launched another. So, we'll have to wait and see. I don't even know what their operating system strategy is at this point,” said Ballmer.