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Recorded early for 4th-of-July weekend, Ben and I talk about Google+ and the HP TouchPad reviews. Also, I happened to be wearing aviators during the recording.
What’s worse is that it’s still there.
[Update: The typo has been fixed.]
Computers are personal, but tablets are deeply personal.
Because of this, competing with the iPad is not as simple as going head to head with all the tangibles: hardware vs. hardware; OS vs. OS; 3rd-party apps vs. 3rd-party apps; and so on.
The iPad is more than the sum of its parts. The iPad has an intangible: Likability.
To date, nobody has been able to compete with Apple when it comes to the combination of hardware, operating system, and 3rd-party apps. If competitors have yet to even compete with the tangibles of the iPad, how then do they expect to compete with the intangibles?
From what I have seen and read about the TouchPad and webOS so far, this may be the first likable tablet since the iPad. It’s buggy and has a poor app store like the rest of the other tablets. But what the TouchPad has that the others do not is likability. And that gives me hope that it could be great.
I can give you one reason that I’ve found to be evident across all of the tablets that I’ve tested personally and that seems to be present in the ones that I haven’t yet, going by the reviews: The fluidity and immediacy of touch response in the user interface.
Put another way, features do not a user experience make.
Something you found in most of the TouchPad reviews I read this morning, but that I thought came across best in Joshua’s, is just how likable webOS is. Josh touches on the feel of the TouchPad more than just the feature list.
I’ve been testing the TouchPad for about a week and, in my view, despite its attractive and different user interface, this first version is simply no match for the iPad.