Video of Windows 8 Tablet Input Panel Leaked
Many users are waiting in anxious anticipation for the release of Windows 8. Despite the good reception and relative satisfaction with Windows 7, new capability is new capability, and no user is likely to disregard it if it is made available. Still, there have been a relatively small number of appearances and demos showing off the expected capability of the new OS.
Youtube member adelayedperson has broken the seal on at least some of the digital inking features and performance in the current Windows 8 Build, build 7989. This time around, the Tablet Input Panel, or TIP, can be resized for tailoring to the user's tastes. This is a good implementation for a scalable OS that may be deployed on desktop all-in-ones with large-screen touch-panels, or tablets that may be as small as 7 inches.
Key new features also include a split-keyboard option, the addition of emoticons, and the moving of the number row to a separate window. The video is only 1:39 minutes long and is worth the quick viewing for tablet aficionados.
Windows 8 is rumored for a mid-2012 launch, with versions for desktop OS', ARM/SOC processors, and the server package expected concurrently. A preview build may be available as early as this September. If these launch dates are true, Windows 8 will release only 3 years after the arrival of Windows 7.