Originally Posted by Midnightdraven
But they are then admitting that "yes we released a device you're not happy with, we're idiots, heres a new one (which by the way you wont be able to upgrade to because you went and bought the tour!)"
If you ask people if they are generally happy with their tour now then I bet the answer from most of them will be yes they are because what they are using is not a crippled version of some vaporware that has had its codename leaked on some gadget blogs, they are using something that is a very good device in its own right and a clear upgrade from its predecessor the 8830.
Given that verizon will be launching the storm 2 at the end of the year then it seems likely that essex won't show up until more like march or roughly 9 months after the launch of the tour, so its around the right sort of time that people would be able to upgrade shortly after it became available or they could wait a bit longer and see if the late summer device was more to their liking or even more shocking they could decide that they don't actually have to upgrade right away.
If you are seriously surprised that there is a sequel to the tour being planned then I would like to welcome you to the world of computers and consumer electronics because you clearly haven't been paying attention to the way all companies in this area work and that is by selling you the next shiny new toy as often as they can get away with it.