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  1. John Obeto
    September 26, 2010

    I really cannot get with what RIM is trying to do here.

    1st off, whatever OS that propels the BlackBerry does not, IMO, seem suited to running a true smartphone.

    If that premise is true, then secondly, it makes sense that the BlackPad or whatever it will be called not use the BB OS.

    Thirdly, if I remember correctly, QNX was a purveyor of real-time operating systems. You know, the kinds that were a step away from ladder programming in terms of UI friendliness.

    If RIM’s previous OSs are any blueprint, it goes without saying that if RIM OS is repurposed for a slate device, it WILL be a dud. Conversely, if the QNX pedigree is to be used as a barometer, we get the same end result.

    On the other hand, if by some incredible move to sensibility, RIM had been working on a new OS using QNX’s real-time smarts, then there might be a change of fortune for RIM.

    I cannot help but think that unless there is a strage twist of fate, RIM is slated, no pun intended, to en up ad the ‘Gavilan’ of the slate era.


    • admin
      September 26, 2010


      Thank you for your comment. You and I agree. Releasing a new smartphone/tablet OS is a massive undertaking and it is a surprise that RIM is launching a QNX-based solution so soon after the acquisition. I believe that the BlackPad represents a seminole moment for RIM, and that their long-term success depends on the success of the new OS.


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