Then that's exactly why there will be a Keynote for it. Show off apps, all the amazing partners that HP's brand is bringing, show off the businesses who are quickly integrating the webOS ecosystem into their practice, show the games that EA is dedicating, show APIs, show how fast the hardware is with gaming.
Originally Posted by sdguy101
Get people excited. That's what these keynotes are for. Except this time, they'll be able to say, "Shipping on the two largest carriers in the US tomorrow (or next week, or... whenever)."
People who were waiting are in the vast minority compared to the people who want a fast, cool, futuristic OS that is fully baked with little to no bugs. Who cares if they left; HP doesn't need them. They need the people who don't obsess over smartphones, and visit those forums daily.
The Pre 3 is surprisingly well rounded, even looking at today's specs. The only major thing that is missing is any sort of 4G (HSPA+ on AT&T doesn't count, at all). Right now, though, the majority of people don't have any type of 4G coverage. Dual-core is great, though there's an excellent argument to be made that it's not quite as powerful as most SoC vendors make it out to be.
That's how I feel. They need another Keynote, where they can show off apps for the TouchPad and Pre 3. It would also be a nice place to kick off a gigantic ad campaign (which is, hopefully, at least mostly decent).