That's because chances are a lot of the 'tech reviewers' only used the TouchPad shortly and without any in-depth looks at what it can do since it's not an iPad and doesn't run Android and is, therefore, of no real interest.
I've read reviews that said the TouchPad keyboard is just like the one on an iPad... without mentioning the numbers row or that you can resize it. I've read reviews bashing sound quality and saying it's below that of an iPad... even though iPad is mono and TouchPad, Beats aside, is stereo.
Ephraim Kishon once wrote a fantastic short story about how he completely panned a budding author's novel without so much as having opened it, concluding with a statement to the effect of 'your book is so terrible I couldn't even muster the strength to read it'.
I guess something similar happened to the TouchPad.
'Ugh, another tablet? with an OS that failed (in part because I wrote that nobody should buy it because it's only going to fail anyway)? and I have to review it? maybe if I write something negative it'll go away and I can go back to using my magical iPad. it can't be better than the iPad anyway. so that's what I'm gonna write.'
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