Well, this is why I'm only waiting until Friday. I really, really like HP products and I really, really like the way webOS works. It just doesn't quite do everything that was promised (Quick Office editing) or that I need (HTTP proxy). I like it enough to give them some time, post release, to do what they said. But, I don't have $600 to spend on something just to show my support of what could be a great ecosystem, in time.
Originally Posted by rnolan1087
Believe me, I want to see the TouchPad succeed, at least for me. I spent a fair amount of breath between February and June trying to convince tablet-seeking friends to "hold off for another month or two because the TouchPad is coming". I've got a lot of crow to eat if I return my TouchPad.
If HP can't make the thing usable in a competitive time, though, at least I can eat my crow warm, and do it while editing documents on an iPad.
What I'm still hoping for is to have HP meet it's announced deadline, which will probably be measured by having Quick Office editing and the GPU boost. With luck, it'll even include the other bits I want. I don't think it's unreasonable for even the biggest HP booster to be getting a bit nervous and setting up a Plan B. C'mon, HP treated the release of the Kindle App and HP Movie Store, last week, as a "big win". That wasn't a win. That was, at best, on-time delivery. At worst, it was late delivery -- Kindle is still in beta.