Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jan 2011 21:28 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Well, this is interesting. Research In Motion is hard at work on its PlayBook tablet, as well as on its new mobile operating system, for the device based on QNX. It's no secret that RIM intends to deliver some form of backwards compatibility for its older BlackBarryOS applications. And that's where a golden opportunity arises.
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What about Qt?
by divide_by_zero on Thu 27th Jan 2011 01:00 UTC
divide_by_zero
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2009-07-11

What I find most interesting about this story is that Qt has already been ported to QNX. Shouldn't it be easier to run all the new MeeGo/Symbian applications in this new platform?

It might be not only easier, but the timing would be better, with the first MeeGo devices showing up together with the PlayBook. There are less licensing issues too (none if I'm not mistaken). It might not be possible to make the PlayBook use stuff like the Ovi store or the AppUp store, but making the development tools target the PlayBook would probably be easy... Easier than running Android.

But I guess what fuels the rumors is not technical feasibilities, but the presence of Google or Apple in the story.

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RE: What about Qt?
by melgross on Thu 27th Jan 2011 01:07 in reply to "What about Qt?"
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2005-08-12

What new applications? What little they have aren't worth bothering with. There are reasons why Nokia is dropping.

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RE[2]: What about Qt?
by leech on Thu 27th Jan 2011 17:18 in reply to "RE: What about Qt?"
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2006-01-10

What new applications? What little they have aren't worth bothering with. There are reasons why Nokia is dropping.


I'll never understand this "There aren't any applications!" Okay, granted you said new applications, but there are tons of applications already for MeeGo, since it IS a Linux distribution, unlike Android which is just the Linux kernel with some crap slapped on top.

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RE: What about Qt?
by Praxis on Thu 27th Jan 2011 01:22 in reply to "What about Qt?"
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2009-09-17

well there aren't that many commercial Qt apps optimized for phone or tablet yet. Having access to an already large number of smartphone optimized apps is a good selling point to try and steal back market share. Having access to apps that may exist in the future isn't since I'm sure RIM would rather people develop for the Blackberry as the primary platform if at all possible.

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