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[3]: Comment by Nelson
by dpJudas on Thu 29th Aug 2013 22:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
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Nokia outsold BBRY and has been posting double digit gains for three consecutive quarters. If the trend continues, they'll crack the Top 5 OEMs before the year ends. All indicators suggest the trend will indeed continue into Q3.

Meanwhile BBRY will go the way of Palm. Inconvenient truth for you or not, but that's how things are going.

This is what Nokia would be going through had they stuck with MeeGo.

I have no stake in Blackberry or in MeeGo. What I found amusing about your line was the way that you see everything-Microsoft as good/superior. By the way, that doesn't have to mean you are wrong, although I think the long term verdict of both WinPhone and Nokia is still to be seen.

What would have happened if BBRY had chosen WinPhone, or if Nokia and BBRY had both chosen to do Android phones we will never know. Likewise it is hard to predict the outcome if a much larger player like Nokia had seriously pushed MeeGo phones. Yet you managed to state as fact in one line the only true solution. ;)

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