Thursday, June 30, 2011

H.P.’s New Tablet Enters Market Late, but Looks Marvelous — State of the Art - NYTimes.com

It’s amusing to see reporters stretch to find the accentuate-the-positive dimensions for this sort of review (see the article link below, and check, e.g., the final paragraph), rather than just succinctly stating the obvious: DOA

There’s a Kindle app, Pandora and Angry Birds, thank goodness. But some pretty popular apps are among the missing. No Flixter or IMDB. No Pocket God. No Google apps like Google Mobile, Google Earth or Google Voice. No Netflix.

Now, from a hardware-checklist perspective, the TouchPad doesn’t get off to a good start. It’s the same size as the iPad, but it’s 40 percent thicker (.75 inches thick) and 20 percent heavier (1.6 pounds) — a bitter spec to swallow in a gadget you hold upright all day long.

H.P.’s New Tablet Enters Market Late, but Looks Marvelous — State of the Art - NYTimes.com

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