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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Qt
by vivainio on Wed 29th Sep 2010 19:30 UTC
vivainio
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2008-12-26

It seems playbook could support Qt:

http://gadgetbuff.wordpress.com/2010/09/29/rim-announces-the-playbo...

This could mean same apps could (mostly) target MeeGo and PlayBook. It would make the tablet (and BlackBerry phones) a lot more interesting.

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RE: Qt
by poundsmack on Wed 29th Sep 2010 19:45 in reply to "Qt"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

QT works fairly well on QNX as is, but it needs a bit more work. The qnx version is based on the QT for embded linux branch of QT (http://doc.trolltech.com/4.6-snapshot/qt-embedded-linux.html)

All in all QT being the default would be a huge win for the platform. I have a feeling it will be (i am fairly sure actually but my contact won't confirm or deny it for me at this time), but I'm crossing my fingers!

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RE[2]: Qt
by Neolander on Wed 29th Sep 2010 20:10 in reply to "RE: Qt"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

It's amazing how some people at OSnews are very close to those big corporations we regularly mention in news.

As an example, I think vivainio has mentioned some times ago that he has a strong link with Nokia, though I can't remember if it's because he is employed by them initially or because he worked with Trolltech before and logically followed QT when it was bought.

And now, you say that you have a contact who knows thing about that RIM-QNX relationship.

Makes me ashamed to be a physics student who's very far away from all that business and is forced to get information in an indirect fashion ;)

Edited 2010-09-29 20:16 UTC

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