Is Microsoft’s J Allard Working to Revive the Tablet PC or is it a Gaming Device?

Loren Heiny picked up on a mention in Todd Bishop’s post on TechFlash about J Allard and a Microsoft Patent for a Magic Wand like device. The mention from Mr. Bishop is this:

Apart from reports about a possible Zune/Xbox linkup, one source who has been accurate in the past recently cited the possibility of an Allard project reviving the Tablet PC.

Now, the article goes on to talk about the patent for a Magic Wand like device with several references to Nintendo’s Wii. So, who knows what this really means at this point. But given Mr. Allard’s credentials as Microsoft’s Chief Experience Office and CTO, it would be interesting to see what he might come up with related to a Tablet PC.