Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jan 2011 21:28 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Well, this is interesting. Research In Motion is hard at work on its PlayBook tablet, as well as on its new mobile operating system, for the device based on QNX. It's no secret that RIM intends to deliver some form of backwards compatibility for its older BlackBarryOS applications. And that's where a golden opportunity arises.
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What about Qt?
by divide_by_zero on Thu 27th Jan 2011 01:00 UTC
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What I find most interesting about this story is that Qt has already been ported to QNX. Shouldn't it be easier to run all the new MeeGo/Symbian applications in this new platform?

It might be not only easier, but the timing would be better, with the first MeeGo devices showing up together with the PlayBook. There are less licensing issues too (none if I'm not mistaken). It might not be possible to make the PlayBook use stuff like the Ovi store or the AppUp store, but making the development tools target the PlayBook would probably be easy... Easier than running Android.

But I guess what fuels the rumors is not technical feasibilities, but the presence of Google or Apple in the story.

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