Say. It. Ain't. So. Reports indicate that J Allard, a driving force behind the design of the Xbox (and the Zune) is leaving Microsoft, after his latest dream project was binned by the company.
Having been the former pin-up boy of Microsoft's video game consoles, especially in the lead-up to the launch of the Xbox 360, Allard - sorry, Dr. Allard - had recently been working on the Courier, an amazing tablet computer concept that was one of the coolest things coming out Microsoft in years.