Somewhat OT: Windows Phone 8

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Thu Jun 21 13:32:06 CDT 2012


I have said before, but it bears repeating, the thing that makes mobile devices appealing to use with a touch interface, is that the apps do not have nearly the functionality that a full blown laptop or workstation does, and therefore less things to "touch". Using a touch interface in OS X or Windows will tire someone out in a hurry, if the task requires a lot of interaction. 

I think a touchair would be a mistake on Apple's part. 

Bob


On Jun 20, 2012, at 9:00 PM, Terry Judd wrote:

> 
> On 21/06/2012, at 01:18 PM, Chipp Walters wrote:
> 
> I never was too crazy on those new magnetic iPad covers. I like mine more:
> http://www.speckproducts.com/tablet-ipad-cases/magfolio-for-ipad2.html
> 
> STM Skinny.
> 
> And, I don't know if a flex keyboard will work, but this one seems to, so
> perhaps MS's will:
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/740785012/touchfire-the-screen-top-keyboard-for-ipad
> 
> It sits over the screen though.
> 
> For mine, the keyboard/cover is the one really good idea that the Surface brings to the tablet space. Apparently the hinge arrangement is flexible enough to allow the cover to be folded to the back of the device, and when in this position the keys are disabled.
> 
> Perhaps Apple could counter with an Air with a touch screen and a removable keyboard that could be snapped over the back of the screen when not in use. Add in the ability to run virtualised iOS apps and I'll definitely buy one.
> 
> Terry...
> 
> Dr Terry Judd
> Senior Lecturer in Medical Education
> Medical Eduction Unit
> Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
> The University of Melbourne
> 
> 
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