Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Sep 2010 19:07 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
QNX When Research In Motion unveiled its BlackBerry Playbook tablet on Monday, including the new QNX-based operating system it runs, I already speculated that it would probably make its way onto RIM's smartphones as well. RIM has now confirmed this suspicion.
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version 7
by poundsmack on Wed 29th Sep 2010 19:21 UTC
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My understanding is that version 7 will use the QNX kernel but will have an application compatibility layer for the older black berry programs, as opposed to being some sort of OS hybrid. Part of me wishes RIM used the Photon UI that QNX uses by default, what with it's minimalistic simplicity and easy usability, but I know they won't. Not sure what UI tech will be used, they haven't gone into much detail there.

Edited 2010-09-29 19:23 UTC

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RE: version 7
by Fettarme H-Milch on Thu 30th Sep 2010 00:32 in reply to "version 7"
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2010-02-16

That "application compatibility layer" is called Java runtime and is available in one form or another for many operating systems, including QNX, since like forever.

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RE[2]: version 7
by xtang on Thu 30th Sep 2010 01:46 in reply to "RE: version 7"
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2010-09-30

From the picture, the current UI is more likely done with Flash Action Script.

My guess would be, you can do UI in either Java, Flash, or Native (OpenGL) at the end.

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