Talk about playing Devil's advocate.
You're a fool if you think manufacturers are going to relegate themselves to single core old tech processors. Smartphones are already moving into the dual-core arena, why in the world would tablets, which are more power intensive, stick with old tech? If the tablet gets 8 hours of life instead of 10, but runs apps and completes tasks that single core processors are unable to handle smoothly, people will upgrade. One only needs to look at the smart phone evolution to witness that.
All we really know, is that we don't know much yet. But what we do know sounds great. Though I'm sure Apple with up the ante come spring with a new iPad release.
Instead of trashing a tablet for it's frankly incredible specs, let's wait and see if RIM follows through on what they are promising.
I agree with the app concerns, but every new platform has to wage this battle to attract apps: ease of development, openness, international paid app opportunities, and platform potential along with a little suaveness go a long way to jump starting this process. You cannot argue RIM isn't making a good, albeit early case for this new platform.
Please, stop with the negative outlook on things you have no idea about. None of us do. Lets wait and see, and agree RIM has passed the first stage of the PR battle.
Also, RIM would have been a fool to wait another 4 months to announce this product. This will stem some sales of the iPad, which makes this the right call. They have nothing to lose by announcing now, and everything to gain.
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