I played with a Microsoft Surface for the first time 3 weeks ago, in our hotel lobby in Seattle. At first, I was excited, but after few minutes playing with it I was a little bit disappointed. While the concept is great, there's still a lot of progress to do:
- It was not a real multi-touch, it was not working very well, and the surface of the table wasn't very "smooth". You can clearly see the table having a hard time understanding and reacting well to my gestures.
- There was only 2 useful app on it: Maps, and Music.
- This table didn't had any of the Bluetooth/RFID goodness that you can see on the Microsoft demos (yeah, you can just put your camera on the table and you'll see the content of it).