HP webOS 3.0 Review
0. phoneArena 06 Jul 2011, 05:29 posted on
We’ve already gone through the webOS 3.0 powered HP TouchPad in detail with our review, but despite its shortcomings, we’re curious to see how webOS 3.0 presents itself as an actual tablet operating system. So how does it compare to the crowded competition?...
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1. fsjon (Posts: 119; Member since: 03 Sep 2009)
A word with regards to the auto-correct, I think it is a great implementation with webOS...a little different than the rest of the mobile OSs. It notified the users that WebOS has auto corrected a word for them, and gives the users to change it back to what they originally typed. I see this to be quite handy especially if you are typing in names or weird slang that corrected to a traditional word. Personally, I do not see this as a bug, but an extended function of auto correct.
2. snowgator (Posts: 3350; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Now, for a sports analogy:
It is said you can tell how good a Quarterback in the NFL will be by how much he improves from his first year starting to his second. There is so much to learn at that position, both book knowledge and game day experience, that he will either show great improvement after having a full season under his belt, or will be buried by the demands.
I am very interested to see how the Touchpad responds after it's first season is in the books. If this is the player to actually look good setting next to the iPad, then we will know as they roll out more tablets that are improved after gameday experience and stat sheets are learned from. Or, they will be benchwarmers and out of the league in three years. That would be devastating to WeBOS and HP.
3. m.d.92 (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Mar 2011)
I've gotten the chance to play around with the TouchPad for the last couple of days now. While it's great to see webOS being utilized on a larger screen, I can't help but feel that webOS 3.0 itself is still very beta-ish. In addition to the problems mentioned in the above review, you'll notice other - although not as critical - glitches and issues when going through various apps, settings, etc. Some of button layouts in the user Preferences, for example, aren't as uniform in appearance as some of the other option settings on the device. And again, while these kinds of problems are very minor, they seem like a bit of a throwback when compared to something like iOS.
I think it's just sad that HP, having made release dates for its devices so ambiguous and having had so much time to tweak webOS, delivered such a mediocre user experience. With the possibility of HP allowing other companies to use webOS, I'm hopeful that players like HTC could integrate 3.0 with its Sense interface.
4. Azure Viper (unregistered)
There IS a way to select multiple emails. Just click the folder icon on the bottom of the middle pane. Review should be amended.