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  1. vladdddy's Avatar
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    These two events have been discussed but I think when you pair them together there's more of a story to them.....

    On 7/6/11 deesugar made the following post about the Pre3 specs disappearing from the Pre3 website >>

    http://forums.precentral.net/hp-pre-...p-website.html

    Then on 7/11/11, this post appears on the official HP blog saying Stephen DeWitt has become the senior vice president and general manager of the webOS Global Business Unit >>

    The Official HP Palm Blog: Next steps for HP webOS

    Call me crazy but my guess on things.....DeWitt is offered the job a month prior to the 7/11 announcement. With this, he now calls the shots everything webOS. This is important to note as the Pre3 is now officially "his". It's rare that an exec will come into a new situation and just sit back so he comes on-board and realizes the Pre3, with the specs that were on the HP/Pre3 website, will not do the job against the forthcoming competition. He pulls the specs from the website essentially ordering a "do-over" of the phone in its entirety.

    I could be wrong (and hope I am!) but I wouldn't hold your breathe about a summer release. I'm no techie/engineer but I can't imagine HP being able to overhaul a phone that quickly.

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    it seems like it was more of a supplier issue than anything. Qualcomm has factories directly affected by the earthquake/ tsumani...

    I hope they used the extra time to really polish the software. Those engineers need to push and really start knocking out some homeruns. I mean just look at how few codecs are supported by the touchpad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ijip View Post
    it seems like it was more of a supplier issue than anything. Qualcomm has factories directly affected by the earthquake/ tsumani...

    I hope they used the extra time to really polish the software. Those engineers need to push and really start knocking out some homeruns. I mean just look at how few codecs are supported by the touchpad.
    ijip, could you point to a source for your information on this? I saw a response to a UK pre-order that said that there was a delay because of a supplier issue, but I did not see that the response mentioned Japan or the earthquake.
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    So I saw RedMist's posts about actually having a Pre3, *THAT* is good news and I kinda........take back my statement about "no summer release". I say "kinda" because now in hindsight, when I wrote the post I was unknowingly being North America/United States-centric and still kinda am that way.

    I guess I'm just completely baffled on why the specs were pulled from the Pre3 website *AND* why there's so little information flow from HP these days, the silence is deafening! HP is no dumbie (I think, although I'm starting to wonder!), their silence is for a reason I'm sure, I just wish I could get my head around *WHY* there is such silence. It's maddening to me, absolutely maddening!
    Last edited by vladdddy; 08/18/2011 at 07:53 AM. Reason: typo...
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    This is not me patting myself on the back as my initial guesses were not even close to what was announced today but that said, I now know why I "couldn't get my head around *WHY* there is such a silence". A sad day indeed.....
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