well of course you're going to seem foolish about the weight.. we're talking grams of weight here.. not even really noticeable. If, the touchpad was 1 lb heavier, then ok, maybe there's so re-thinking and engineering to do. But really, people are just going to always attack an item because it's not apple. They will never be happy unless it's apple. Has it had its slow moments? Sure it can man. This is software engineering. No product is perfect.. even the holy grail pad. I was playing with an ipad once and honestly, i was trying to load a couple of apps and it wouldn't even load. I would click the app, the screen would stutter a bit, then it just didn't do anything. Yes i know, even apple doesn't have a perfect product... no no, consumers just put apple on the pedestal because it's apple and that's what steve jobs said so.
Originally Posted by nyquistJack
As for jumping on board, stay with it. The difference this time around: HP. Money. Resources. Power. HP managed to bake this thing within 1 year. That right there is impressive. That means they are serious. There was pressure to get the tablet on the market, by users as well as shareholders, the industry as a whole. Improvements will come and they will be significant. The pre never got to the right point until the pre 2 because Palm just did not have man power to back it up. The funding wasn't there.
Think about it this way:
12 months.. HP has managed to deliver 2 devices, with two more on it's way (pre 3, 7" tab) from the ground up as they re-wrote webOS, with enyo being a whole new framework. Do you have any idea how much R&D goes into that, especially in that short time.. not even considering the closing of the merger which that right there takes quite a bit of time, then a new CEO coming on board, staff shuffling as always in a merger...
I may be the only one around here who is thankful and appreciative of HP for doing this the way they have, and so be it.
The haters will hate, and kudos to all the staff at HP/Palm for making this happen.