I keep posting this, but I'll just post it some more!
Think Beyond: February
Veer: May (US) / June (EU)
TouchPad: early July (US / EU)
Pre3: late August (US / EU)?
The word at the beginning of 2011 was: one device every two months. Considering that there was a major cataclysm in a major industrialized country that has delayed ALL deadlines in the technology business, one single delay of one month (VEER) is actually pretty good. and it looks like HP is on schedule now... meanwhile Apple's delay with the iPhone 5 is getting longer every day (but of course, nobody outside the webOS camp really cares about release dates. In fact, nobody WITHIN the webOS camp really cares about them, but the running-Android-and-posting-on-a-webOS-forum-every-day-to-tell-those-people-that-I-think-my-phone-is-definitely-better-than-theirs camp is absolutely, positively of the opinion that delays from HP are a crime against humanity and should be considered as such by everyone)
So if - and that is an if - the Pre3 actually makes it by the last week of August or the first week of September, HP is actually completely on track.
Of course, that won't keep a lot of people from saying that HP's track is wrong in the first place, that HP shouldn't release anything that's not a cookie-cutter iPhone slab copy because anything that isn't is just DOA, that HP should have released a quad-core 2GHz phone in early 2011 and that THAT was what the Pre3 should have been if it was supposed to have even the slightest chance at success, and stuff like that.... but even so, you can't hold HP to a timeline they never planned. The plan was: one device every two months, and that plan is EXTREMELY competitive if HP actually keeps on following it (and I reckon they will since unlike a lot of people here who are expecting HP to drop webOS like a hot potato, and who have been expecting that for over a year, HP knows that they're in a marathon and not a sprint).
Just because people have been calling the Pre3 "delayed". It's not, and it looks like it won't ever be. It'll come just when they said it would come - how's that for a change? And if you think whenever they said it would come is just too late and that's why it's delayed, because it "should" have come out sooner, yeah, you go on living life that way. Next time you catch a bus, be sure to yell at the driver for being late, and when he points to the timetable and tells you that he's actually right on time, tell him you've been waiting at the bus stop for five minutes and that you wanted to leave right then.