03/21/2011, 07:06 AM
i don't disagree, but its too early to draw conclusions. On a tiny phone screen they needed a way to provide a common set of gestures that operate from outside an app. It also lends itself to the thumb-operated aspect of a portrait phone. Not the same as a large tablet that is more of an index-finger operation...
Originally Posted by Doz007
with a tablet-size screen, they can use many methods, that could perhaps be better.
for example, they could use a two or three finger swipe right on the display. Or reserve the edge pixels on the main display for gestures.
the 10 tablet isn't as "thumb operated" so gestures could be anywhere.
until the pad ships or we can see the final webOS interface it will use, it is really not helpful to draw conclusions that it will be bad, that palm screwed up, etc. Gestures aren't going away.