Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 29th Aug 2013 03:50 UTC
QNX According to a Computerworld article, BlackBerry is exploring putting itself up for sale, as the company falls into 4th place in the mobile market. IDC statistics that show Android leads the mobile market with nearly 80%, iOS has 13.2%, Windows Phone 3.7%, and BlackBerry 2.9%. Gartner analyst Bill Menezes states that even new ownership is "not going to address how the company restores itself."

One key asset BlackBerry owns is QNX, the real-time based OS it bought in 2010. QNX is microkernel based, versus the monolithic kernel used by many OS's like Linux. BlackBerry bases its tablet and phone OS's on QNX, which also remains a popular commercial OS for embedded systems.
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The phones are good
by reduz on Thu 29th Aug 2013 12:19 UTC
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BB10 is much better and more mature than WP8, and more pleasant to use. It is probably too early for it, as only the high end devices were released. It also has more developer support than Windows Phone given it's easier to port apps from the other OSs.

I don't think there is much hope of anything going to change though, and the best route they could take at this point is to allow other companies to license the OS, which I don't think is gonna happen.

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