Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2012 20:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless RIM just announced some pretty disastrous financial results, but in the press release, there's something very telling, and quite worrisome for those of us rooting for the Canadian company: BlackBerry 10 has been delayed until the first quarter of 2013. I don't want to call it at this point, but it ain't looking good.
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RE: Not again!
by dvhh on Fri 29th Jun 2012 06:44 UTC in reply to "Not again!"
dvhh
Member since:
2006-03-20

And killing QNX in the process, my god NOOOOOOOO!

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RE[2]: Not again!
by r_a_trip on Fri 29th Jun 2012 10:11 in reply to "RE: Not again!"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

If only they would release it under a BSD/MIT license....

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RE[3]: Not again!
by zima on Fri 29th Jun 2012 11:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Not again!"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

And so the scavengers are circling, dreaming about most tasty bites ...yeah, seems they're done.

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RE[2]: Not again!
by mrAmiga500 on Fri 29th Jun 2012 13:12 in reply to "RE: Not again!"
mrAmiga500 Member since:
2009-03-20

And killing QNX in the process, my god NOOOOOOOO!


Damn it. I've been waiting for decades for QNX to become successful - yes, decades - I first used QNX back in the mid-80's on the Canadian-made Burroughs ICON (Microtel).

Actually, as a Canadian, this failure of RIM comes as no surprise. It's just another in a long line. Once a Canadian company becomes large and successful, it invariably gets destroyed through incompetence, American buyouts or mysterious conspiracy. ATI? Nortel? Avro? Inco? Alcan? Eatons, The Bay, Tim Hortons? Where are the Canadian car companies? (even frigging Madagascar has its own car company)

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RE[3]: Not again!
by zima on Fri 29th Jun 2012 15:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Not again!"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Actually, as a Canadian, why do you have a very American computer in your avatar and nick? ;)
(yes, Commodore had some Canadian beginnings - but that was largely before computers; and they simply moved; and Amiga team was a Bay Area affair)

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RE[3]: Not again!
by bbell on Fri 29th Jun 2012 20:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Not again!"
bbell Member since:
2006-05-04

Don't forget Corel!

Oh yes I remember the Icon computers from high school. A bunch of us were the "PET" gang, so we worked hard to annoy those people trying to administer them.

We really found it handy that the password file was unencrypted so once you got root (using "login +s and login" and a few CTRL-D/Z sequences) you had all the passwords. Add to that the fact you could redirect output of any command to another computer (and it was a telidon graphics display so you could display annoying graphics!) it made high school quite amusing.

Ahh the days!

Edited 2012-06-29 20:59 UTC

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RE[2]: Not again!
by judgen on Fri 29th Jun 2012 14:41 in reply to "RE: Not again!"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

There is no way that QNX dies with RIM. Stop fooling yourself, QNX will be the priced money cow when if rim goes belly up. The patent portfolio is enormous the product is good, and used in more places than anyone think. The qnx division has posted profits for 30 years almost, it will not die with RIM. Unless someone calls the "evil" card ofcourse.

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RE[3]: Not again!
by zima on Thu 5th Jul 2012 23:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Not again!"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

"The priced money cow" probably isn't the most fortunate description... IIRC, RIM didn't pay that much for QNX - so the revenue and profits of QNX (and/or potential revenues from patents) can't be that high.

(but yeah, it's unlikely to be left to die, if only because it's used in quite a few "important" places - and I imagine those have some deal which will, more or less, warrant at least continued maintenance, no matter what)

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