Absolutely incorrect. Anyone that says "there's no relationship there" doesn't understand marketing basics. No, there's not a 1 to 1 relationship there, but the fact that HP sells lots of PCs not only will affect their ability to sell the TouchPad, it will also affect the confidence developers have in the ability to sell.
I will let the cold fact to decide who is correct in 3 months.
developers (businesses) that want to expand their business will give HP app's a shot . . the ones who get in early are afforded the most to gain. I can't blame developers from sitting on the sideline prior to this, but the ones scratching their heads on whether to put effort into HPs product are getting behind everyday.
Sooooo, it sounds like their approach is, 'build it and they will come'. Again, that's the arrogance talking to justify a lazy approach I already mentioned.
Dev support and encouraging developers to create quality apps are two distinctly different things. Support is assisting what you have. My point is that HP hasn't given the outward appearance they are dedicating the resources necessary to attract developers.
I don't care about magazine subscriptions or the other flashy things. What will impress me (and others) is to see a number of diverse, quality apps.