they hold many patents for plastic transistors.
Totally agree with you btw on the one point. they should have had the silly thing out last December. the firmware apgrades could have been a plus along the way. the last time i got to handle it in May it was much improved speed wise versus how it was in January. But much of that was simply by getting the development crap out of the code. At teh least it shoudl have been shipping in January during CES.
The design we will get when/if it ships will be more like a version 2. new processor and new Pearl display. hopefully with an SD slot.