Texas Instruments is showing off a new tablet prototype running Windows RT at Computex in Taipei. However, it’s a closed door affair and nobody is allowed to touch the device, let alone film it. OMAP product manager Bill Crean has provided a demo of the tablet and it became immediately clear why the audience was not allowed a feel of the device; it’s still very much a work in progress with glitches galore. Obviously TI couldn’t let the journalists have a first hand idea of how ill prepared they were for the show.
Bill Crean later explained to The Verge the reason the tablet was kept away from anyone’s reach is that “the reference design had a single issue with touchscreen calibration that just barely didn’t get fixed in time for the show.”
However, he also explained TI will be ready for Windows 8 right from day one when the OS is finally unleashed. Hopefully, that is how things unfold in the coming months.