All that fanfare and the epic HP slate tablet was demoed for all of 20 seconds and just to see the Kindle app in action. No name, no date, no reason to get excited. They could have run the same demo with any number of existing slates, including the TC1100, albeit without the multi-touch, but let’s face it, you don’t really need multi-touch input to read an eBook.
Adding insult to injury was the demo of Blio, their new eBook system. Show us something that snazzy first then something that simple on the new slate? I shoulda rushed the stage if only to tase my spirit back from being crushed.