There must be good reasons why Canon made this announcement.
Firstly is that Canon 1D mark IV is behind Nikon D3s in almost every aspect (except maybe... availability . As a result the pros who for instance need better highISO pictures may switch to Nikon.
Secondly there are always rumors that Canon will leave APS-H sensors, which is another potential reason for people to avoid buying 1Ds.
Can we interpret that message from Canon in following way: "Folks, don't give up! Stay with us! There is something more exciting yet to come! You want better high-ISO performance? We give you more Megapixels. You want better dynamic range? We give you more Megapixels. You want lower megapixels and better processing mechanism for better sensor readout, no banding and aliasing? We give you more Megapixels. You want better ergonomics? We give you more Megapixels AND Direct Print Button".
Canon, please fire your whole Marketing Department - they definitely are paid by Nikon too. Please also fire every your employee who pronounces the "Megapixel" word in vain!
Off topic: Canon says that this 120Mpix sensor can give 9.5 frames per second, for which one would need approximately 10 Digic IV processors, am I right?
Ha ha that's so funny
amen to all the above ^O^