RIM confirms QNX OS headed to BlackBerry smartphones

Research In Motion

RIM has confirmed rumours that its recently acquired QNX operating system will eventually make its way onto its BlackBerry smartphones. The confirmation came from a RIM VP during a breakfast event. The move is not a huge surprise, considering that the QNX OS is set to power the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook announced yesterday.

The transition will take some time and the future BlackBerry 7 could be used a stepping stone ahead of a complete switch over.

It remains to be seen how developers will feel about having to manage what could be a dual-OS migration over a number of years.

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