06/30/2011, 11:57 PM
Wow, someone should do their homework. There is nothing wrong with the build quality. In fact, the reviewers have said it feels sturdy, and in my hands it felt sturdy. Now size and weight, honestly that is about opinion, because I honestly like the weight of it over the iPad 2. The iPad is too light in my opinion. As for the GPU, yet again how about doing some homework. The Adreno 220 in the TP is actually more powerful than the PowerVR SGX 543MP2 in the iPad 2.
The HP Touchpad is inferior hardware-wise: the build quality is truly subpar (actually, for the record, the GPU is faaaar from the GPU on the iPad 2).
For sluggishness, name me a mobile os that has no sluggishness. I'll admit that iOS is far better optimized than any other, but how about some android? Play with honeycomb which runs on a chipset never intended to push the resolution set by google as their tablet standard. Honeycomb is stutter city, plus anyone who has ever used android is more than familiar with force closes. So we can't really say that it is the poster child for stability. About quickoffice, ever think about closing it and reopening it? Anyone who knows how to use a computer is familiar with apps not responding (Windows anyone?) What do you do in that situation? Oh that's right end process and reopen the application. So ask me what I think about that reviewers "expertise."
On the other hand, WebOS has many great concepts, but that's it. The OS itself isn't good, as have been endlessly proved by the fact that is never been smooth, it have always been sluggish and buggy, the apps take centuries to load, just go look at Engadget review, look at the video, look how long apps take to open (look at QuickOffice, which actually never loads, in the whole video), read what Joshua (at thisismynext) said, Gizmodo freak out about the performance issues (the issue with registering touchs is still here, I've have experience the retarted taps on previous devices), read the review here at precentral, Derek is trying to be not to harsh on it. Look at any video, hear the people who have used it.
If that's how you feel, then it is obvious you have never written any software or used anything that is man made. Name me one product on the face of the planet that is perfect. You can't. The webOS engineers are actually some of the best in the industry. Now you might ask how do I know this? Well, if you actually knew anything about the history of webOS, you would know that the majority of the design team are the engineers who left apple that were responsible for designing the iPhone and your precious iOS.
It may get fixed with OTA updates, but this promise has been held way to long for me to care anymore, I can't help but to think the problem is WebOS, good ideas on paper, but crappy engineers.
Also, Jon Rubenstein is the man who was in charge of the ENTIRE apple hardware design team for everything from Macs to the creation of the iPod.
Bottom line is, you apparently have not done your homework, and if you leave the community, oh well. Goodbye.