Both Exchange and gmail setup on the TouchPad and iPad 2 are the same. Except if your exchange environment requires an SSL certificate to be installed, it fails on the iPad 2 but installs on the TouchPad successfully (remember TouchPad is more Enterprise friendly)
That's not correct, I am connected to our corporate Exchange server (that requires cert) and it has worked perfectly since day 1 with my iPad.
It's likely because he does not own the HD version on the iPad?
Well, I can tell you that it loads ALOT faster than on the iPad 1. That is usually a minute long process.
I just wanted to see a comparison. A lot of reviews said the TouchPad is sluggish. If they consider loading a larger file only slightly longer than a smaller one, then I guess they are technically correct.