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[2]: Surprise
by vivainio on Thu 19th Aug 2010 20:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Surprise"
vivainio
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If RIM makes BlackBerry APIs available on a QNX kernel, developers won't have much trouble adapting.


OTOH, if they ported the API's to Linux, they might still have developers come 2013.

It seems like a decision made to rationalize spending that money on QNX (possibly spiced with a desire to retain "proprietary" secret sauce factor in the overall system). Nothing wrong with that, especially if you work in HR instead of engineering.

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