|Windows 8's TIP overlays whats on the screen|
Paired with the extremely powerful OneNote desktop application, it's a mighty combination for note takers - and I count myself as one of those.
|Windows Mobile's Transcriber didn't|
In the old days of Windows Mobile Microsoft had an input panel called Transcriber which allowed
handwriting text entry anywhere on the screen.
It wasn't 100% perfect but it was certainly better than any of its contemporaries. With the improved recognition engine in Windows 8, plus the extra horsepower of today's modern multi-core CPUs I see no reason why Microsoft shouldn't be able to do something like Transcriber for Windows 8.
Not having the input panel overlaying a large chunk of screen can't help but improve the user experience for most users, and with this improved handwriting recognition it's easy to see Microsoft-powered tablets making a great case for themselves in the marketplace.