Popped into an electrical store today and was able to play with a couple of tablets: the Sony Tablet S and the ASUS Transformer. There was a Motorola Xoom there as well but it wasn’t charged. I also had a feel of the ASUS slider which is a tablet with a keyboard that slides out from underneath…felt a bit too heavy for my liking though it seemed nifty enough. Alas, text editing on the Transformer was disappointing in tablet mode. It was totally fine via the external keyboard that it plugged into, there were even arrow keys for moving around with the text. I couldn’t work out how to enable the virtual keyboard on the tablet side though (was still connected to external keyboard at time). I’m generally fine with virtual keyboards themselves. The Sony tablet had a text editing experience that matched my experience with the Samsung Galaxy phone ie it was pretty good with a virtual tab (as per image) that you can drag through the word to get to the spot you want. Whereas the ASUS allowed you to highlight words or phrases but there seemed to be no easy way of getting to a particular spot other than pressing hopefully on the right letter. This is a bit odd as they’re all running Android. So at this stage, the Sony is the preferred option. Curiously, the version in the shop didn’t have Polaris Office installed but that’s ok, it should be available via the Android marketplace. I’m not in a hurry so I can wait a bit and see what the Galaxy tablet is like if it manages to get a local release.