07/18/2011, 11:11 AM
Popped into 'Black' in Birmingham at lunchtime (Black is the new premier Currys outlet). They had a TP on display upstairs (although not in the main bit downstairs where they usually promote new tech).
I have to say, it worked pretty well. Smooth and fast, I thought it looked good too. Gave the Black staff member a brief intro to it because he obviously didn't know much, and was then predictably shown the Asus Transformer by him. On the TP I had we7 open streaming Green Day through the speakers, went on to the Asus and the browser had crashed completely and was unresponsive. One up for webOS! Also had iPlayer showing The Apprentice on the TP, various BBC websites up, and I saw that it wanted to pair with my Pre2. Angry Birds was installed and playable too (although sadly the up-swipe doesn't work with that, presumably a PDK-related restriction).
All-in-all a good experience. Only negative is the staff's lack of knowledge and the slightly unremarkable location of the device, squirreled away with all the nondescript Android tablets. But I have to say, webOS3 was SO much nicer an experience than Honeycomb - I don't see what the fuss is about with Android to be honest.