Despite the cries for updated hardware, the Raspberry Pi foundation has been playing it cool. The Raspberry Pi Becomes a Form Factor article tells that they’re committed to getting the most out of their engineering investment, and the current board design for the Raspi doesn’t support more than 512Mb of memory, anyway.
It seems that like Arduino there seems to be other products that use the same form factor that one product has made popular. The Raspberry Pi Becomes a Form Factor article tells that the folks at SolidRun are merely using this Raspberry Pi form factor board as a prototyping and development platform for their CuBox-i device. Carrier-one from SolidRun has a system-on-module with a quad core ARM Cortex-A9, 2GB of RAM, 1000 Mbps Ethernet, USB host ports, eSATA, and LVDS display connector, a real time clock, and everything else you get with a Raspberry Pi, header pins included. It’s a newer ARM board that will still work with all your Raspberry Pi hardware.