Originally Posted by Preroll
Guess I need to throw out my 8330 as the Playbook requires OS v.5 or higher on the smartphones. Stuck on v.4.5 as it's the most stable for the 8330. Then again, I could wait until the QNX smartphones come out as that's going to replace OS6 I believe down the road. Maybe that would be the smartest choice as then both the phone and the tablet would be running the same OS and would lead to less compatibility issues - just an assumption.
At thia time I'd say hoping for a QNX smartphone is out of the question. RIM wouldn't spend so much time and effort on OS6 just to replace it a year down the line.
The biggest advantage of the QNX OS is that it scales up on CPU cores. They release a pad with 4 cores, and the OS needs no upgrade to performa better.
On the smartphone side, I believe we're just starting to see dual-core processors, and Marvell just announced a tri-core smartphone cpu a few days back.
RIM needs some bigger hardware upgrades on their smartphones before completely scrapping OS6.
It's just an opinion and I have no actual facts for it, but I think that's how it would roll. ;)