A couple ways I can counter this...
Originally Posted by dguidry12
First, who are they competing against? iPhone? Or, perhaps, Blackberry Torch and DROID Pro? Because, if its the latter two, this simply walks up behind them and stabs them in the back. There's no competition in really any area. If the iPhone is the competition, then guess what: they were going to lose anyways. Nobody has 'beaten' the iPhone, and nobody will for years to come. In terms of delivering an experience that people love to love, Apple is king.
Second, there is nothing wrong with the current specs. The 1.4 GHz processor is the fastest to be announced on a phone thus far. That's big. 512 MB of RAM is the standard for high-end devices. A good camera lens wise will always trounce a 10 MP camera with ****ty lenses. Hopefully Palm knows this, and they are focusing on something that actually makes the camera work better.
Would it be nice to have a high-end device with Tegra 3, clocking at 3 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 16 MP camera w/ 1080p 3D video recording, Samsung Super AMOLED Plus ^2 4.5 inch screen? Sure. And that's probably the only device that would have been able to live up to the hype set for this event. Unfortunately for everyone, that device doesn't exist, and probably won't for a few years.
Basically, my position is this: the phone is great. The hardware is there, for the first time in webOS' history. Instead, the problem is so small, yet so big: the ship date is simply unacceptable. By summer, an onslaught of Android devices will be hitting. The iPhone 5 will have either just hit, or be coming in mere weeks. That's the problem, not the phone.