Typing more than a few sentences on the virtual keyboard of an iPad or other tablet is a pain in the neck. That experience is about to get a whole lot better.
Thanks to a handful of emerging technologies, virtual touchscreen keyboards are getting closer to the feel of real electromechanical keyboards.
The sleek, stylish, touchscreen-controlled TX9 offers very good overall performance and fun-to-use modes, but images tend to look soft.
The Fujifilm FinePix Z800EXR offers a great touchscreen interface, fast autofocus, and excellent image stabilization. Battery life, video quality, and image sharpness are weak spots.
The Lumix DMC-FX75 shoots very good video and sharp photos, but its touchscreen-and-physical-button combo isn't always efficient, and overall image quality is affected by its overpowering flash.