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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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by bassbeast on Thu 29th Aug 2013 20:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
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Why do you say that? Nokia has already gotten a couple of billion from MSFT in advertising, last i checked their sales have been going up for the past couple of quarters and MSFT has deep enough pockets to subsidize if not outright give Lumia phones to the carriers for free, all that is a great boon to Nokia.

Like it or not Nokia will live on if nothing else as the mobile hardware division of MSFT while RIM bleeds out with sales dropping and nothing really compelling on the horizon. With MSFT having a virtual lock on the enterprise market RIM was VERY stupid not to partner with MSFT but instead I have a feeling they'll go the way of Palm.

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