Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Oct 2011 21:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless What many of us wondered the moment Research In Motion announced the PlayBook's QNX-based operating system has now transpired: the Canadian smartphone and tablet company has announced BBX, their QNX-based operating system for both smartphones and tablets - in other words, the expansion of the PlayBook operating system into smartphones.
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by smashIt on Tue 18th Oct 2011 21:54 UTC in reply to "..."
smashIt
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2005-07-06

RIM may deserve the bashing, but QNX doesn't

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by Gestahlt on Tue 18th Oct 2011 22:07 in reply to "RE: ..."
Gestahlt Member since:
2011-10-17

This wasn´t meant to bash at all. Its just so sad that they wont come up with anything useful lately. Seriously, what do they think? As stated in the main article, most other platforms have this kind of eyecandy (even 3rd party). Its wasted effort to compete with the same every other platform has. I really miss the innovation there. QNX is quite a powerful platform and RIM has experience in the market. They had their moments with the BlackBerry. And just to use this potential to make another Tablet to fool around (where HP also failed with their webOS) seems just stupid. I neither see a new level of entertainment or productivity.

I dunno how you guys feel but im crying out for a change. Since the switch from CLI to GUI there hasnt been anything different except it got more colourful and woohoo.. 3D.

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by fran on Tue 18th Oct 2011 22:19 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

It's not only that. It also gets an Android App player.
It is a major upgrade.

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by Moochman on Wed 19th Oct 2011 04:51 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

As stated in the main article, most other platforms have this kind of eyecandy (even 3rd party). Its wasted effort to compete with the same every other platform has. I really miss the innovation there.


There is nothing like that eye-candy available on Android, except if you count games. Even WP7, for all its elegance, doesn't pack that kind of bling.

Somehow I get the sense that we watched different videos. To my eyes, that demo suggests we are entering a new world of fluid, animated interactions unprecedented in current computing platforms. And all you guys can see is "been there, done that"?

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by fithisux on Wed 19th Oct 2011 08:11 in reply to "RE: ..."
fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

So, they should release QNX for x86 PCs also.

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by zima on Wed 19th Oct 2011 08:50 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Or, maybe you should Google / Wiki such, next time...
http://www.qnx.com/download/group.html?programid=20905

And the legendary QNX floppy:
http://www.openqnx.com/node/259
http://qnx.projektas.lt/qnxdemo/qnx_demo_disk.htm

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