HP TouchPad / WebOS: The 28 Day Experiment – Day 5
Well, I’m back on the WordPress app in WebOS and even using the on screen keyboard to write this post, I can’t say its the fastest way to write a post, but it is doable. Spell check is very helpful in some cases and maybe too helpful in others. I would try to write like this all the time. That wireless keyboard can really be handy.
If you read day 2 – Saving Draft Now!
Okay, that didn’t work like I thought. When I selected Save Draft, I expected it to just save and allow me to keep going. Instead it saved it and closed out the post. Not very helpful if you are saving your document on a regular basis.
When typing using the screen keyboard, its really hard to see the screen. I find myself watching the keyboard and not the screen.
Another drawback is that every touch means something gets typed. It takes a bit of getting use to. You kind of have to hover your fingers over the keys. That would get a bit much for a long document. That being said, I am still going on the screen keyboard.
Inserting pictures is still a pain within the WordPress editor. That could be an issue. I could always fix it later using a PC and Windows Live Writer after it has been published as a draft but doesn’t that defeat the purpose? While the app is good, it could still use some work. It’s no WLW.
So far have been getting a day out of each charge. It also seems slow to charge on the stand that has the inductive charger on it. If I use the micro USB plug, it charges much faster. Takes a couple of hours to get a complete charge from about 10%. Not great, but not the end of the world.
I received and email to from a listener who had this to say about this new TouchPad.
As far as tablets go, I recently experimented with an Asus Transformer for about 3 weeks. It was actually very very good, but I returned it for now until I decide which phone/tablet "ecosystem" to go with for the next couple of years. IMO, Honeycomb 3.2 was decent and I loved the keyboard dock, but nothing compares to the ease of use and the card switching / multitasking with WebOS. The WAF will certainly be much higher than with Honeycomb since she currently has webOS as well. After returning the Transformer, I bought the TP last week with the Staples $100 off coupon and the $100 HP discount. Great deal for a 32GB tablet for $399. If you are looking for accessories, the HP website is selling them for 20% off right now — much less expensive than Staples.
I will talk more about some of the apps in my weekend post. They are going to take a little more time!
Happy Friday night!