Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 29th Aug 2013 03:50 UTC
QNX According to a Computerworld article, BlackBerry is exploring putting itself up for sale, as the company falls into 4th place in the mobile market. IDC statistics that show Android leads the mobile market with nearly 80%, iOS has 13.2%, Windows Phone 3.7%, and BlackBerry 2.9%. Gartner analyst Bill Menezes states that even new ownership is "not going to address how the company restores itself."

One key asset BlackBerry owns is QNX, the real-time based OS it bought in 2010. QNX is microkernel based, versus the monolithic kernel used by many OS's like Linux. BlackBerry bases its tablet and phone OS's on QNX, which also remains a popular commercial OS for embedded systems.
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RE: The phones are good
by benmhall on Thu 29th Aug 2013 12:44 UTC in reply to "The phones are good"
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I agree. BB10 is the nicest smartphone OS I've used. The on-screen keyboard is fantastic. Honestly, I'm not sure what else BlackBerry could have done. They released a great product as soon as it was ready. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to even get people to try it out.

I remain convinced that if people just used it for a day or two, they'd jump in droves. I've had the Z10 since February. It's just fantastic.

*sigh* however, how often does the best product win?

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RE[2]: The phones are good
by mistersoft on Thu 29th Aug 2013 13:34 in reply to "RE: The phones are good"
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I like the BB10 software too.

I also think the HTC One X and HTC One hardware is really great.

Does anyone else think these two would make a good match... both are ailing in terms of sales and could do with some better differentiation - HTC on the software side, Blackberry on the Hardware side (arguably).


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