Archive for September, 2010
U.S. have been urging China to let their currency rise faster. But China have so far refused insisting on its own timeline, claiming a rapid rise would cause serious harm to their economy. Congress has just passed a bill to punish China, insisting devaluation is a form of subsidy. China responded by letting the Yuan slips. Chinese media, which is state owned, seems to be in a sour mood also as their English News Channel talks about “American Empire and Cold Peace”.
Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega claim a “quiet currency war” is underway. Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan are all reported to be trying to keep their currency low. China’s Yuan has gained 1.7 percent this month but U.S. wants it to rise faster to reflect true market condition.
I knew Canadian company Research in Motion (RIM) was onto something when they bought the QNX software. QNX is an operating system designed not to go down. So it is used on cars and on critical instruments in the Nuclear Industry. It also handles resources efficiently. Now that Blackberry have announced their feature rich and powerful tablet called Playbook, they have shown the sensationalist media that they are still a serious contender. If they decide to support SD card expansion, then it will put them over the top of IPad. IPad was intentionally designed to have no expansion, inorder to force customers to buy the more expensive model if they want a bigger memory sized tablet. If Blackberry decide to have SD card support on their Playbook, they should go all the way and support SDXC – the next generation SD card that could have capacity up to 2TB and operates faster than current SDHC card.
The Blackberry Playbook will have 2 cameras, one facing the user and another facing the back. I will be surprised if it does not come with the bright LED flash, which should be standard by now. It will also have HDMI output so you can plug it and watch your HD video on your big screen HDTV.
It is just a matter of time before Blackberry Smartphone switches to QNX. I thought Torch and OS 6 is just a transition rushed out so that they have something close to IPhone and Android lines of smartphone while they develop their QNX smartphone.