Rim confirms QNX operating system will replace BlackBerry

Darren Allan

September 29, 2010

It seems that the QNX operating system which will be running on Rim’s upcoming PlayBook tablet will eventually replace the current BlackBerry OS in the company’s smartphones.

A Rim Vice President confirmed this at the BlackBerry Developer conference, although this is a long term plan, IntoMobile reports.

With BlackBerry OS 6 only just having been released, it’s likely that BlackBerry 7 would be a stepping stone before a full switch, the VP in question commented. And of course, OS 7 won’t likely be out for quite some time yet…

In the long term picture, it makes sense to adopt the fresh OS, particularly given its benefits in terms of lower power consumption, which will really help the next-generation of more powerful BlackBerry smartphones operate with more efficiency.

QNX also seems like it will be more user friendly, from the little preview video footage we’ve seen so far, anyway.


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