I honestly never heard of battery life issue with metal housing. What is the problem and the cause exactly?
I personally prefer plastic, as it is very flexible, which is the reason why car bumpers are made of plastic. It is also the perfect material for removable back, as you could take advantage of the flexibility property of plastic, instead of requiring a latch in case of metal (e.g Moto RAZR, Samsung Captivate)
But I dont think plastic is going to sell well in the market that obsesses more with the quality feel than actual quality. With that in mind, I choose metal as glass is relatively more fragile.
This is possible yes, but imo it looks like an overcomplicated solution for something that can be solved cheaply using a “technology” that has existed for decades.
Wireless charging in particular imo is the best example of an overcomplicated first-world-solution to a first-world-problem.
Also the battery inside the tablet still needs to be charged, which means the device needs to be tethered regularly still, and some of the battery-wear-related points above would still apply.
for LTE again we could have have a snap on LTE case, the significant drawback here however is you wouldn’t be able to use two accessories at one
We will see which CPU we ended up with. If we went with the Qualcomm platform, we wouldn’t even need to worry about this point at all, as every device will ship with LTE capability built-in (unless disabled by the OEM)