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]: The phones are good
by reduz on Fri 30th Aug 2013 18:38 UTC in reply to "RE: The phones are good"
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Crapware is everywhere. What I mean is, BlackBerry still needs time.

BB10 has been out for a little time and only the expensive high end devices were release. Nokia already has the 920 and 620 while the Q5 and Z5 aren't even out.

Remember how much it took for Microsoft/Nokia to go from horrible sales to almost decent.

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