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  • obadidos1 obadidos1 Jun 20, 2012 4:18 PM Flag

    The tabletop keyboard doesn't work either.

    "Yarow reports, “Here’s the catch though: Microsoft didn’t let anyone actually test the touch keyboard. It was totally hands-off. The fact that Microsoft didn’t let people actually use the touch keyboard is a bad sign. What’s worse is that no one actually typed words on a Surface tablet during the presentation using the keyboard.”"

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    • I think the connection is the real weakness. Yeah it clicked but unless it's amazingly engineered that will break down in a relatively short time as it is not integral. Eventually what may well happen is the stuff you type on the keyboard won't precisely map to the screen. This is in addition to the obvious flimsiness of the keyboard itself.

      In any case voice apps are the thing and isn't the point of a tablet to get away from using a keyboard?

      This just isn't forward-thinking.

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      • "Computer load angry birds"
        "I'm sorry I did not understand please repeat"
        "iPad load angry Birds"
        "Would you like to load Angry Turds?
        "NO LOAD ANGY BIRDS!!"
        "There are no Angry Birds in your iPad please type the command you want and stop shouting"
        At this point the iPad flys through the window.

        keyboard mouse.. buttons are better then voice. Voice is for disabled moments like when you have your hands on the steering wheel.

      • <...isn't the point of a tablet to get away from using a keyboard? >

        Probably the PR people just needed a talking point to say the device is somehow more appropriate for "enterprise" users than iPad, whether it really is or not.

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