Oh, the un-amity!
Every once in a while, Karmic law takes its course and one can reap a little justice. Today is one of those days :)
I have a problem with Hardware Vendors who present their solutions as the best ever, when it's been available elsewhere (and better) for a long period before. Also unrelentingly and groundlessly defending an inferior product is a point worthy of a lynching, in my ... uh, professional opinion.
So, on a completely unrelated note, Dell's recalling notebook batteries again, something I've been keeping a quiet eye on for a while. (Source). There've been too many instances in the last few months of notebooks going up in flames, including one on an Airplane.
This announcement coming hours after I've been told that I'm getting a Dell Notebook today. So I'm fearing for my life :) (just kidding!)
To be fair, there are numerous other products using the Sony-supplied batteries, so the full extent of the product failure may yet have to be seen. And, the day is still young, so more information (or finger-pointing) may very well still be on its way.