I agree. After I did some research into Android, I could shortly after that that was the direction to go in for my next purchase. Apple products, while they do the job and seem user-friendly enough, they're not suitable for my needs, ie being a big nerd who likes to hack and crack anything even remotely comparable to a computer!!
With the comparison above though, it does highlight the importance of:
a) a good marketing department, and
b) releasing a product at the right time.
Similar happened with the Sega Dreamcast. It was the first console with online gaming, and had a revolutionary controller, as well as some typically excellent Sega games, but it was slow to pick up and failed. Cue Microsoft a few years later basically copying them and you have a hugely successful product! If only HP had've waited a while to release theirs!