Research In Motion is preparing to transfer their BlackBerry-smartphones on the rails of the operating platform with the core QNX Neutrino, received in the last year, bought in April, QNX Software Systems and embodied in the BlackBerry Tablet OS for the tablet PlayBook.
Transition to a single operating system that controls the work of tablets and smartphones, RIM will give the product elements of competitiveness and seamless interaction. Opting for QNX, this rather unusual because of its OS applications as embedded in automobiles and industrial devices solutions, due to several reasons. Seeking UNIX-system is characterized by performance against the background of the modest requirements of hardware resources and high stability with low power consumption, it supports a wide range of multimedia technologies, from Adobe Flash to the three-dimensional OpenGL-graphics.
It is believed that a full POSIX-compatible QNX Neutrino assumes a smooth transition of the C code, and support software platform BlackBerry WebWorks provides a cross-start applications on the tablets and smartphones. Promised compatibility mode for legacy BlackBerry-programs. There exists a virtual Java-machine. There is an understanding of Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Mobile AIR. Coming as Android-virtualization environment that allows applications to perform Google-mobile platform.
It was QNX will give RIM force in those areas where the BlackBerry OS while losing: multitasking, gaming applications, multimedia content.
The first smartphone QNX-speak, it seems, the device under the symbol BlackBerry Colt. On sale it should appear in 2012.
Now a Canadian vendor ponders how to equip its processor. Keep on the autonomy of its long pedaliruya devaysov, RIM has to realize the same thing for QNX-communicators. In the end, Colt can get a single-core chip, since the dual cores require different approaches to energy use. Such nonsense will add another sin in the treasury “blackberry” of the company: to resurface next year, the competition on the wave with the launch of the Quad-smartphones.
QNX-communicators in general have been born this year, but RIM faced with enormous delays in the introduction of support for the postal service for your tablet PlayBook, which was reflected in the QNX-phones that share the same code. The company is preparing versions of QNX-BlackBerry Enterprise Server, a platform messaging and collaboration between users. BlackBerry Colt will be released without BES-support, a place which for some time takes Microsoft Exchange.
Well, today’s smart phones such as BlackBerry OS 7 Torch 9850/9860 and 9810 should be regarded as a temporary replacement of missing QNX-products.