I've had a Google Nexus 7 tablet for a little while now, and I'm a bit worried that my hands may soon just merge with the slick touch screen, transforming me into a 21st century Inspector Gadget.
Unlike previous Android tablets and my much-scorned Nook Tablet, I've had trouble putting down my Nexus 7 in recent weeks. I've also found that -- unlike the iPad -- it's just small enough to slip into the pocket of a pair of baggy pants and always have at arm's length.
Then a really strange thing happened this week while hanging out on the couch watching the Olympics. With my Nexus 7 in my hands, and both my smartphone and laptop just a few feet away on a table, I found myself performing tasks on the tablet that had previously been restricted to the domain of other devices.
I dashed off e-mails, filled out Web forms, and did some word-processing and spreadsheet work using voice commands and input through the Swype beta keyboard I recently installed. At one point I checked my voicemail via the Skype app and then went to make a phone call via Google voice, only to b... [Read more]