An HP Employee (in the hardware dept) is doing an AMA @ reddit. Noticed this amazing tidbit:
(The full AMA: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comment...employee_amaa/ )
The biggest problem was having products canceled. We had multiple phones coming out that were incredibly close to production, they got canceled. They were canceled for a number of reasons, but mostly because we weren't hitting deadlines and didn't have any carrier support. We started in a bigger hole than most people know because the carriers were always skeptical of our new products.
Was there a big beautiful 4" slab in the works?
There was, but it was cancelled back in June