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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Its not juts the product
by CavemanGR on Thu 29th Aug 2013 13:44 UTC
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2011-08-11

BB10 is probably the best mobile platform on the market, with strong emphasis on security (do a comparison with the lack of any specifications on iOS and Android). It's RIM's past that disoriented the company. They have been aiming for the "pro user" market, or more clearly: industrial, bussiness users and government agencies. They acted as still being the king of the market while they were not.

They have the best phone out there, maybe it's the only one with so many developing platforms, with many virtues of the underlying qnx, with innovative features but still they fail in something important: great products need great management.

There is a strong resemblance with the story of DEC - AlphaAXP - OpenVMS. They also believed that a great product will sell by itself.

Both RIM (BBRY) and DEC defied Porter's 5 diamonds. DEC evaporized, we just have to wait and see what shall happen with BBRY.

Edited 2013-08-29 13:47 UTC

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RE: Its not juts the product
by Lurking_Grue on Thu 29th Aug 2013 17:59 in reply to "Its not juts the product"
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2013-03-15

I played around with BB10 and it was ok but I wouldn't call it best.

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