RIM: BlackBerry Tablet OS will be seen on Smartphones
December 09th, 2010 - 10:20 am ET by C. D.
Mike Lazaridis, co-CEO of Research in Motion, has confirmed that the BlackBerry OS Tablet will also find its place in the future generations of multi-core BlackBerry Smartphones.
The co-CEO of RIM already suggested this during the presentation of his future PlayBook tablet, but he has now once again confirmed the news during the D: Dive conference in San Francisco: BlackBerry Tablet OS, the platform used in the tablet and based on QNX Software System’s RTOS system, will find its place in future BlackBerry Smartphones.
While BlackBerry OS 6 remains current, RIM could start to follow Nokia’s strategy which has most Smartphone’s equipped with Symbian, while their top of the line offerings come MeeGo.
The QNX OS in future multi-core BlackBerry Smartphone’s In the case of RIM, BlackBerry Tablet OS Smartphone releases could open the way for new features and advanced functions which use the multi-core processor.
"From the moment that we start using multicore processors, the devices will use the PlayBook software platform", stated Mike Lazaridis during the press conference, without providing any specific dates. Could it be that the BlackBerry OS will be completely replaced by the QNX OS in RIM products? The question remains unanswered.
For the moment, efforts are being centred on the PlayBook Tablet for release in the first quarter of 2011, with its 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual core processor, with this being the first product to come equipped with BlackBerry Tablet OS.