i dont think hardware is the issue anymore, as it was during the pre- days.
the hardware is fine, the poor marketing is the problem. they announced the pre3 half a year ago, and it only NOW came out in europe. its not even dropping in america.
if they released the touchpad at the discounted price AND with the 3.0.2 system update, i guarantee the reviews would have been amazing. instead they released it early, bugged and expensive. bad marketing.
Naw, it's a problem, because the Touchpad is still rockin single core, when everything coming out now is dual core, but they're charging the same price or more in some instances.
Add the lack of apps, it being so late to the party and it didn't have a chance.