Hummm... I agree with this, but not exactly with the rest, and I have a case to show:
sales is what promote an ecosystem.
Here; in Brazil, we was paying HIGH prices for netbooks; so, was selling only EeePC 7 and 9 screens (eca!) and Acer Aspire One but; many months ago, our government has created (very high!) incentives to computers. Result: HP and Samsung has selled hundreds of netbooks here and; yes, Macbook Air continue only in pedestals in shop windows...
Well, I still agree because IS NOT the ToucHPad the problem; and yes, the market DON'T KNOW THE WEBOS! It's simple! Imagine... expensive and unknowed... greeeeat combo...
In my country, everything that some peoples know about webOS is that was a Palm S.O., but know nothing more, and all press saw the Palm as a Joke in market.
So, the HP "comes from nothing with the Palm S.O. that nobody knows", selling for the same price as anybody can buy an IPad 2, that I know or I saw always good things from press... can you imagine that REALLY can sell?
But look start in corporate market can be a interested strategy, because the companies don't like to give all control of his resources only to one supplier and; until now, the Apple & Android has grown without really bring solutions that leave the control with his customers, and this is the weakness.
To understand what is the point: in a rough analogy, one company buy water and electrical energy, but the water and the electricity supplier only delivery in door - and the client do whatever he want. Summarizing: the companies like to buy the tool, and mantain the control over and; THIS, nobody have to show... until now, of course! On the other hand...
... focus high in one side is the same as less focus in other side. To US (from "verb" "you and me", not "United States" ); simple mortals, this is not so good.
If to corporated market, the HP can sell with high price, in the personal market this value can; YES, keep away the customers because there is other options where the resources TO US are the same... when not betters!
Oh, yes... I was forgetting: The Apple IPad 2 was launched AFTER the ToucHPad and begun to sell here.
And do you know WHEN begun to sell ANYTHING with webOS here? NEVER!!