demo'ing the OS isn't the same thing as giving an actual production date. waterloo's not fooling anyone by saying they're "ahead of schedule," when the OS was supposed to be out already.
The market is going to eat this up! Look for another 50 points upward! MSFT will be jealous so will be Apple! Look for both to fight over RIMM in a bidding war - price could of buyout could end up in the $500 per share range quickly!
Laz said on the last quarter's conference call that they were going to get some "developer phones" out early so that developers could get the look and feel of the device down... So, I suspect what will be released in May will be those phones for developers only using the slower chip set.
RIM acquired QNX in April 2010. The Ottawa-based company was founded in 1980 and acquired by Harman International in 2004. QNX developed an operating system called the QNX Neutrino, which is more familiar to those familiar with OS’s used in mission critical environments, such as high speed trains in Europe and Japan, nuclear power plants, even the Canadarm.
These acquisitions will pay off RIMM handsomely.