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[3]: Comment by Nelson
by lucas0 on Thu 29th Aug 2013 13:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
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Also Zero.
We will see who dies. What does dead mean btw? Are they dead when they get acquired? Or are they dead when they are just a zombie (hardware) which brain (software) is controlled by a parasite?

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RE[4]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Thu 29th Aug 2013 13:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
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That's a great question and its entirely depend on who squires them and what they do with the acquisition.

If they get bought out and used to patent troll then imo that's death. If they are put to good use then that's different.

Same with Nokia, if MSFT ever buys them and lets them operate as a subsidiary (like Skype or Moto) that's good. If they just gobble it up then that's be death to me.

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