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New QNX OS headed to BlackBerrys, says report

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Sep 2010 15:27 User comments (1)

New QNX OS headed to BlackBerrys, says report An RIM executive has apparently confirmed today that upcoming BlackBerry smartphones will no longer run the BB operating system but will instead move to the open-source QNX OS that was revealed with the PlayBook tablet.
Speaking at the BlackBerry Developer Conference, an unnamed RIM VP confirmed the move towards QNX.

The move will take time however, and BlackBerry OS 7 will likely be a "transitional" operating system.

RIM remains the top smartphone maker in the United States at around 40 percent, followed by Apple and Android which account for another 40 percent combined.

Although they have the most share, growth has slowed and even gone negative over the past few quarters while Android's has exploded and Apple's has grown steadily.

RIM launched the BlackBerry 6 OS last month with the release of the Torch slider.

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130.9.2010 16:05

Im thinking about getting a blackberry soon. I'm just waiting for another one with touch screen and keyboard.

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