Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Dec 2012 19:18 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Research In Motion today released the 'gold' build of the BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit. The 'gold' build includes all of the final tools, components, and APIs that will enable developers to create integrated, social and beautiful applications for BlackBerry 10, and have the confidence that their apps will delight customers at launch." Let's hope so. This industry needs more viable players.
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RE: Heh, why not?
by zima on Wed 12th Dec 2012 14:23 UTC in reply to "Heh, why not?"
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1/It sounds like going RIM will be the best choice for QWERTY phones in the near future, since Android/WinPhone manufacturers are losing interest in them and S40 is still quite primitive (e.g. no multitasking is a deal breaker for me).

You can always get some QWERTY Symbian handset ;P
(too bad Sony Ericsson A200 platform wasn't ever used on QWERTY handsets, I think - though it runs only j2me apps, it can multitask them)

5/This is a QNX-based OS which we're talking about, and having a microkernel running on your cellphone is quite the OS geek's wet dream ;)

Symbian handsets apparently also use a ~microkernel ;) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EKA2
(then there's http://www.osnews.com/comments/26568 recent Genode discussion and some of the links there; microkernels are more widespread, especially in mobiles, than it appears)

Edited 2012-12-12 14:25 UTC

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