[sc:mobile-category ]I’ve had my TouchPad now for almost a year and while I still use it quite a bit, there has been realization over the last few months about how I’m actually using it.
The TouchPad OS has undergone several upgrades since release which have really brought the OS in to its own, however I find I’m actually only using the mail app consistently.
The other app I use most of the time is the RDP client. I use it to get to a virtual workstation I have so that I can actually get something done.
I’ve found that all mobile OS’s seem to share a similar issue, they’re ok and get the basics done, but you want to do anything a little bit different and you’re walking back to your PC asap.
I think the solution is a proper OS on the tablet, something that you can do whatever you want with. Run background tasks, multiple applications, etc.
The only company I see working on this is Microsoft. As many missteps as they’ve had with tablets (and they were pushing tablets before Apple even consider them by the way), I think in the long term Windows 8 will be the OS people will want on their tablets.
Sacrilege I know, but I’m looking forward to picking up a Windows 8 tablet this year.