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 19:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
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Sales of Lumia devices have been going up by double digit percentages for three straight quarters. If it persists into Q3 that will be one year of straight double digit percentage gains.

It is strong volume growth compared to other OEMs (For example Sony went from 8.1 to 9.6 this past quarter, ~19% sequentially while Nokia went from 5.6 to 7.4 which was a 35% rise)

If they keep it up they can make up the difference and outpace some established Android OEMs. It is a huge if

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