A week with the TouchPad

[sc:mobile-category ]It’s been just over a week with the TouchPad and so I thought I’d share some more thoughts on the tablet since my initial ones.

First, I have to admit that I’m using it more than I thought I would.  It is quite a convenient unit to have around the house to keep an eye on e-mail, look up information and do some web browsing on.

I mentioned before the rotation sensor was a little too aggressive in rotating the screen and that is probably my biggest grip with the unit.  In fact I’ve now taken to enabling to rotation lock on the unit so as to ensure it doesn’t rotate at the wrong time.

The second biggest issue is the mail application.  As I noted previously it has a tendency not to display the message bodies in e-mail after a while and then requires me to close the mail app and then restart it.  I’m even considering calling support to report the bug just so I know it will get fixed Sad smile.

One reason I purchased the TouchPad instead of any of the other tablets out there was the wireless charging support built in.  I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t support this in these kinds of devices and the TouchStone dock is amazing.  Just drop the TouchPad on it’s stand and charging commences, how lovely not to have to mess with cables, or worse forget and find yourself at the end of the battery.

The web browser and flash support do make this a much more usable tablet, there really hasn’t been a website I’ve gone to that hasn’t worked, sometimes there will be a small quirk in the site, but it has been great so far.

As I mentioned in the original review the sound quality on the TouchPad is great and it continues to amaze me, loud, clear and with great range.

The only new issue I have so far with it is that I tried playing some TV episodes on it which were DivX encoded and apparently the TouchPad doesn’t support DivX.  This seems like a major oversight with so much content in DivX these days.

So, overall, I’m actually quite surprised with how much I like the TouchPad and how much I use it.  Perhaps with a couple of updates it will be even better, we’ll have to wait and see.

Greg

Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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Greg

Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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