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RIM Says It Will License BlackBerry 10 to Other Manufacturers

RIM Says It Will License BlackBerry 10 to Other Manufacturers

Posted August 13, 2012 at 11:25pm by iClarified
RIM has revealed that it plans to license BlackBerry 10 to other manufacturers, according to a Bloomberg report.

Thorsten Heins, president and chief executive officer of Research In Motion Ltd., speaks at the company's annual shareholders meeting in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, on July 10, 2012. RIM's Blackberry 10 operating system will be ready to license soon.

The new platform is in the final stages of testing, and RIM is now considering how other companies may be able to use it in a range of products, Chief Executive Officer Thorsten Heins said today. The BlackBerry 10 lineup was built on software called QNX, which is used in cars, nuclear plants and military drones.

"QNX is already licensed across the automotive sector --we could do that with BB10 if we chose to," Heins, who has begun to carry a BB10 phone for his own use, said in an interview at Bloomberg's headquarters in New York. "The platform can be licensed."

RIM's future appears to be resting on the success of BlackBerry 10 with many hoping that Samsung might license the operating system. It was launched to developers in May. Check it out here.

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Nitro Junkie
Nitro Junkie - August 14, 2012 at 4:20pm
Oh GOD! I have uncontrollable diarrhea!! My rectum is on fire!!
Simon - August 14, 2012 at 2:18pm
Can't believe RIM is still in business.
Djelimon17 - August 14, 2012 at 9:44am
I guess the argument is that qnx/bb10 has a smaller footprint than droid and therefor scales better downward, allowing manufacturers to pack more features in lower end devices. Might play out in the 3rd world
Curtix - August 14, 2012 at 5:58am
What about that was copying the iPhone?
JuergenWest - August 14, 2012 at 6:16am
Form factor
Curtix - August 14, 2012 at 5:13pm
LOL, that isn't a actual phone dude. It's just a prop. Something to exibit the OS on. Basically they are either playing a video on some player (maybe even an iPhone) or have super imposed a video on a prop. And even if it were, should every other manufacturer but Apple make circular, square, spherical phones? There was nothing overly origional about the sqare design even when Apple did it. There still isn't.
Curtix - August 14, 2012 at 5:45am
Liscencing the BB OS is EXACTLY what we need! We need a new, fresh alternative to push inovation and development. This is very good news.
Adcpolo - August 14, 2012 at 5:15am
Hahaha! 3 year olds text faster than that!!
LOL - August 14, 2012 at 3:17am
Wow looks great!!!, if this was released 7-8 years ago....-__-
Barney - August 14, 2012 at 2:39am
Way too little Too late..
tdtran1025 - August 14, 2012 at 12:23am
Shoddy build quality, total lack of cross-platform interoperability, and cluelessness in gauging customers' desires. Why r u still in business?
tdtran1025 - August 14, 2012 at 12:19am
Am I reading it right? This is insulting to those manufacturers who are looking to establish a market. First choice would be iOS, but they can't have it. So naturally they would adopt the second alternative, which is free. It's sad that The idiot CEO failed to heed the calls from their own engineers years ago, when the iPhone made debut, to give them freedom to innovate. Swallow the poison pill to end your misery!
Jesus - August 14, 2012 at 12:18am
This if the exact same phone as the iphone i hope apple sues blackberry if this comes out as i saw it.
Ariel Sharun
Ariel Sharun - August 13, 2012 at 11:47pm
Maybe just maybe bbm will be cross platform ?!
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