I can only see that Microsoft must create Silverlight to HTML5 tools. Otherwise they will lack the leverage which would risk a mass Dev Exodus. Furthermore, it behooves them to position themselves as the premier platform for HTML5 development (Visual Studio 2012) for *all* HTML5 devices. Their greatest asset is .Net APIs. They have to fully leverage it into their new offerings.
My Peace Corps host father, Mauritania 2003, asked to see my cellphone. You know, Americans have all the latest tech. I had recently bought the latest Ericsson in America. When he saw it, he looked disappointed and pulled out ... the same model. They were
relatively prosperous. He had 12 goats and a delapidated delivery van. When the van hit a camel, he became destitute.
I agree with Amazon and other review sites, both user and pro reviewers. TX2 is not a slick product. I defintely don't recommend buying one especially at this time. It is way compromised and there's better options announced. Read the reviews.
I've used a TX2-1020US for about a year. I bought thinking I would develop touch apps. Instead, I'm really turned off due to TX2 design choices and impracticality of convertibles. Convertibles can be ok for OEM applications or development. I just can't see
much uptake in today's designs.
I do like multi-touch tablets and multi-touch touchpads. They definitely have good usability.
The video presentation is too marketing oriented. I don't think Channel9 should be presenting 3rd party product pitches on mediocre products.