Scenario: New smartphone user walks into [insert carrier name here] store. It is early summer. They want the coolest smartphone currently available. They look at the specs that are the ad bullets. They are as follows:
Originally Posted by DirkGently
- 1.4 GHz Snapdragon
- 480x800 Resolution Display
- 3.6 inch display
Generic High-End Android Device:
- 1.5 GHz Dual-Core Tegra 2
- 960x640 Resolution Display
- 4.5 Inch Display
- Android 2.4
If said smartphone user has no previous knowledge of smartphones, or computers in general, he/she will believe that the better processor will translate to a better experience, which will make a better phone.
Also, this isn't even considering the iPhone 5, which will also be out around this time.
Basically, HP needs to grow, not remain at the same place. With this release schedule, that simply isn't going to happen.