I was at a local best buy last night.
There were 6 Touch pads on display. Yes, 6! A whole booth was dedicated to the touchpad and Veer.
You know how many people were gathered around playing with the touchpad? me.
I look over to Apple booth and that's where majority of people were. Couple people were checking out the Asus Transformer and were asking the salesman if it was on sale at $399 because price was $100 lower than most tabs there.
I played with the TouchPad...as soon as I picked it up, I noticed how heavy it was. I watched some trailers they had preloaded to get a feel of the Speakers everyone raves about but sadly it was too loud in the store and I couldn't hear them, though I could feel the vibrations in my hand from the sound.
about 10 minutes in, a couple walked from the Apple section to where I was, They picked one up, like me, their first comment to each other was, wow, this is heavy. 2nd comment was on no camera. Yes no Camera, They didn't even notice the front facing camera at first, just looked in the back, and saw there was no camera. The girl then states to the guy, looks like your iphone, but bigger (guy pulls out his 3gs balck and say yah, it kinda does), then they walked off back to the Apple section. For $500, people rather opt for the ipad2.
All this and they didn't bother to play with the software itself. They didn't care because they were so put off by the aesthetics of the device itself. It's not light, it's not thin, it's missing essential things like rear facing camera that even cheap china tablets have. People, NORMAL EVERYDAY PEOPLE, look at these things FIRST!.
Even me being a webOS fan, even I thought the tablet was chunky and heavy (I could care less about the camera).
A tab that heavy, that thick, they couldn't squeeze in a tiny camera?
I'm really sorry but HP is NOT on the same page as the average consumers.