why would they want it w/ out the 10-9? Just a cost issue? Then we would still have to carry around a book of all the 10-9s.
I don't know if it's a good idea to be an early adopter with any technology. You'll just end up like the geeks who line up to pay $599 for an iphone when now you get much better for a third of the price. I would like the abilty to check email, play games and surf porn on any EFB installed.
I think (scary) that it has an aircraft position feature on the 10-9 that the FAA won't certify so they don't want to pay for something they can't use.