"Instead of a screen full of app icons, the main screen of the TouchPad's operating system, called
webOS, presents running apps as 'cards' -- large, live rectangles that you scroll through in a horizontal row," he writes. Better yet, "In many ways the TouchPad is a joy to use." Alas, "at least for
now, I can't recommend the TouchPad over the iPad 2."
Industrywide, while countless multi-touch tablet computers have launched this year to take on Apple, its iPad still managed to sell 25 million units and attract 90,000 tablet-specific apps in just about 15 months.