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[4]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Fri 30th Aug 2013 01:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
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Nokia is starting to ramp up volumes, launch new phones every three months, and improve its financial position.

That's more success than BBRY is enjoying now. A BBRY/MSFT deal would've kept them relevant as well as all but assured their enterprise grip.

Compared to what they have now, it is unlikely they could've done any worse if they tried

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