Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Aug 2010 16:15 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Fascinating stuff, but not entirely unexpected. As most of you will know, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is working on a tablet dubbed the BlackPad, and according to several sources reporting to Bloomberg, the device will ship with software written by QNs Software Systems, which RIM purchased earlier this year.
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RE: Surprise
by Fettarme H-Milch on Thu 19th Aug 2010 20:00 UTC in reply to "Surprise"
Fettarme H-Milch
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I'm sure tremendous amounts of crack cocaine were smoked while making the decision

Or rather close minded people just can't comprehend the possibility of porting high level APIs to another kernel as seen for example with Win9x -> NT -> Linux (the latter via Wine).

If RIM makes BlackBerry APIs available on a QNX kernel, developers won't have much trouble adapting.

Nokia is also driving a dual kernel strategy with Qt on both Symbian and Linux (MeeGo).

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