They've been making crap printers too, a lot of their hardware doesn't last over two years...
Originally Posted by ewl88
An HP all-in-one my Mom bought six years ago when she urgently needed a fax machine certainly lived up to the reputation of planned obsolescence, when one day she went to print something and it just started madly thrashing, with the cartridges slamming loudly against the inside walls. It was like the thing was possessed. A quick google search later, it turns out that a sensor has failed, so she just went and bought a Canon, which at this point has been working perfectly for far longer.
And then it's looking like a lot of Veers have had the screen die suddenly or the ribbon cable failed, the absolute opposite of Palm's build quality issue. What good is a solid slider design when the phone's guts wear out before one's carrier contract is up???
Sorry, maybe i have a slightly biased view, but aside from the my 1st gen netbook, the HP Mini 1033cl whose build quality is superb, to me HP hardware == Chinese crap. Stop cutting corners, HP!