Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Aug 2010 16:15 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Fascinating stuff, but not entirely unexpected. As most of you will know, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is working on a tablet dubbed the BlackPad, and according to several sources reporting to Bloomberg, the device will ship with software written by QNs Software Systems, which RIM purchased earlier this year.
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QNX?
by sjvn on Thu 19th Aug 2010 16:24 UTC
sjvn
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2007-04-23

I happen to like QNX myself, but I find it hard to imagine it as the basis for a tablet-top where it's all about the interface. Sure, it could be done, but it would building that interface and the APIs for user apps.... well it seems like a lot of work when other OSs--Android, Chrome, MeeGo, WebOS, etc.--already come with all the interface trimmings.

Steven

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RE: QNX?
by DoctorPepper on Tue 24th Aug 2010 19:53 in reply to "QNX?"
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2005-07-12

True, but most all of those other choices are directly (or indirectly) owned by their competitors. RIM owns QNX. I guess it makes more sense to them to use something they own.

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