Two of Hanvon’s Old Boys smashed an Apple ice sculpture in a funny reminder that Asian manufacturers still don’t get it. Firstly, smashing an icon is adolescent fun that might lube up two old blokes, but doesn’t solve anything. Second, if you’ve got to make a spectacle, make sure you’ve got something to offer. The Hanvon TouchPad B10 is not that something. It’s another in a long line of silicon and plastic wannabes that tout the most tablet-useless software ever: Windows 7.
Personal problems with Windows 7? None – on the desktop. It is a fine mouse-driven OS, but move its silly icons to a touch screen and you have an Ice Age of potential crap. HP’s Slate has changed sides. Android and Chrome are on the prowl – all mobile-driven OS’es. Why does another Asian manufacturer lose site of clever market trends and release another blow-chunks POS? At least they got the female-hygiene nomenclature down pad.
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