This morning a VP at RIM confirmed that the QNX based OS on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will eventually be replacing the current BlackBerry OS architecture. There was no time frame given nor were there any other details. Moving the BlackBerry to the QNX OS seems like a logical transition. The Java structure of BlackBerry OS is quite outdated and difficult to work with. The new QNX OS is based on common standards such as HTML, CSS, java, and features support for important processing engines such as HTML5, Flash, and OpenGL. Some of these are available on the current BlackBerry OS but not in full. The new features and ease of development for a QNX OS would help RIM drive the BlackBerry even farther into the business and consumer space.
The current rumors are saying that the QNX OS will come after BlackBerry OS 7, with BB7 being a mixture of the old BlackBerry OS architecture with the new QNX OS system. From the looks of the QNX OS BlackBerry users will be very happy in the near future. The features that RIM has built into that OS are mind blowing on a tablet and will be even more amazing when they bring it to us in the BlackBerry smartphone form factor. It will be interesting to see how RIM moves from BlackBerry OS to QNX OS. We should begin to get more details in the coming months. In the meantime, who’s excited for BlackBerry 6 on their new and existing devices?
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