Aw, geez; the problem isn't that the "TP is a failure" - the problem is that those review devices, all of them, seemed to show, in the videos, some incredibly basic bugs and lags - when QuickOffice attemtps to load, and hangs in the unloaded card through the user opening several other cards, that's a problem - self initiated rotating displays - thats a huge bug,. etc, etc etc.
Those devices should have been checked, double checked and triple checked for "operation" prior to shipping them to the reviewing media - this was a critical mistake by whomever is managing this at HP.
For most of the videos, the UI was smooth and crisp, but, when the TP went rogue, it really didn't do it moderately.... and given the high hopes everyone has for it, the disappointment was a larger one, obviously.
I saw another post here from someone who bought their TP and has it already, and he says its running smooth and clear, and posted a video of it - so, perhaps just those review units were the buggy ones?
I dont know, but, stop shooting the messengers - those reviewers really did want to finally come up with a real challenger for the iPad/2 - but, with all of those bugs, it just wasn't in the cards.
That update Kerris spoke about needs to get out there, fast, to minimize any possiblity of consumers and even more reviewers experiencing what the first reviewers did.