I was at Staples last night and played around with the Blackberry Playbook with QNX OS and I was REALLY impressed. It looked a lot like WebOS with the cards, and they claim true multitasking (but I didn't have a enough time to really check it all out). Defiently it was a much nicer "user experience" than Android (or IOS, in my opinion, but my experience with that has been only on store demo units).
The "Blackberry Bridge" feature for pairing the phone and the tablet is exactly what I had once hoped for with a HP/Palm Touchpad and Pre3. Maybe BB will fullfill that dream, but there is still the "database" issue, and until that's solved I'll live with Android (and no pairing between phone and tablet).
One wonders if QNX presents the same development challenges to an application like HanDBase as the Blackberry OS does, and if QNX would eventually become the OS for Blackberry phones?
The Blackberry web site says "Plus, many of your favorite apps for BlackBerry smartphones and Android® will soon be available. All in BlackBerry App World™." It will be interesting to see how they work that (an emulator mode like Classic with WebOS?) but a good marketing move on their part, IMO. Even with the small Pre screen, with WebOS multitasking I would often have HanDBase open in the Classic card and either contacts or maybe a spreadsheet in the documents editor on another card and view informaton side by side ~ I loved it. IF HP would not have killed off Classic (and allowed it to run full screen on the TP) they would have kept my business for the time being, despite all the current commotion.
I am liking my "rooted" Nook Color enough that I've been thinking about a larger Android tablet (the Acer Iconia, with a full sized USB port for thumb drives, a full size SD card reader and a HDMI port, maximising flexibility and versitility for a field unit). Now I'm thinking I should wait awhile ~ there could be some interesting opportunities coming up.