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Michael Knutson
02-11-2011, 05:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/02/10/why-the-hp-touchpad-has-the-best-tablet-ux-ive-seen/' target='_blank'>http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/0...et-ux-ive-seen/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"If you asked me last week which tablet user experience was the best, I wouldn't have had a solid answer for you. They all have good points and bad. Whether one is "best" depends greatly on the user. Well, I'm chucking some of that out the window because I have seen the light and it is the HP TouchPad."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1297396772.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>Interesting that many tech writers suddenly seem to have a new top challenger to the iPad's dominance: HP's new TouchPad. The author opines that HP's User Experience (UX) is best: the card metaphor (anyone remember Apple's hypercard?); interoperability between the tablet and its siblings in the phone world; portrait or landscape doesn't matter; WebOS, lean and mean, and not like a desktop OS. That being said, some of its best features require a companion WebOS phone, and it lacks the ecosystem that iOS and Android tablets have (or will have). The conclusion is that this will be a tablet for average users, and not for power users. And it has that undeniable Wow factor. But, again we see a lack of a support ecosystem - show me the apps!</p><p>&nbsp;</p>