07/01/2011, 05:27 AM
From end-user's point of view, which will compair the Touchpad to the iPad 2 anyway.
1) Language support? iPad 2 is global, because is speaks in almost all imaginable languages. For example, I do need a non-latin virtual keyboard. Is there any?
2) Media streaming? I think it's a big deal for many consumers. I want darn "AirPlay", it's natural for a "wire-free" device.
3) Ok, flash is enabled and works mostly fine. What about face-camera support in flash?
4) I haven't used any TouchPad yet, but I'm already annoyed by horizontal bounces of a webpages beeng already scaled to fit the screen (100% width). Why?
5) Since the TouchPad is targeted as a multitask monster
a) the web-browser does't have any tabs but new cards in stack. It's fine, but how can I switch between the "tabs" by one tap? I think that's a normal thing to desire on web-consuming-oriented-device (which the TouchPad, I believe, is)
b) If I'm running like even 10 apps, how can I get a better picture of apps I'm currently running? I mean 3 (partially) cards at a time isn't that much for true multitasking. Even iOS has the row of 7 icons to choose without any swiping (scrolling). Android 3.0 has 5, I think. Why cards minimizing feature has gone with the version 2 of WebOS?
6) Again, web-browser. What about bookmark syncing? Opening a last closed "tab" (card)? Session manager? Does scrolling within iFrames work (maps.google)? Searching within a webpage? Where the start-page full of bookmarks' previews?
7) Settings. The design of full-screen page with ridiculously scaled UI elements? Do I really need a full-screen page for filling a few fields for a new event in Calendar app, for example? Why just don't utilize the whole screen space combining all the settings in one app? Or in-app settings, that doesn't require much space, preview as a pop-up window (like some 3rd-party apps does)? That just leaves an impression of bad design (visually and logically).