QNX Puts a Giant BlackBerry PlayBook Inside Mercedes CLA45 Concept


At the Consumer Electronics Show, QNX, which is owned by BlackBerry and is the underlying OS in many vehicle infotainment systems today, is showing off a newly appointed Mercedes CLA45 concept car that brings a massive BlackBerry PlayBook to the center dash. A large display that stretches from the edge of the steering wheel on […]

Why Nokia, Not Microsoft, Should Use Its New $7 Billion to Acquire BlackBerry


On Monday, Microsoft had announced that it is acquiring Nokia’s device business along with Nokia’s talent and management in crafting smartphones, effectively transforming Microsoft further into a devices and services company for the cost of $7 billion. Shortly after the Microsoft announcement, rumors are circulating once again that the Redmond, Washington software giant turned device […]

Executive Shuffle at RIM Results in New CEO


Research in Motion had announced the changing of the guards. The BlackBerry-maker and QNX owner has announced that co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie are stepping down and that effective immediately, Thorsten Heins has been named the new President and CEO of the company. In addition to Heins being named to RIM’s operational head, the […]

The Great Tablet Massacre of 2011

Mountain Meadows Massacre, T.B.H. Stenhouse, 1873

What was once a field of dreams two years ago is now littered with casualties. Hopes and hype have been dashed. Strategies have been changed and are changing again. Generals have fallen. The fortunes of competitors have been ransacked, as others continue to enrich their treasuries. The fallout thus far will most likely be just […]

RIM’s BlackBerry 10 Slider Appears in First Image

BlackBerry Milan

We have already seen what is thought to be RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry 10 powered powered BlackBerry London and now we are seeing the first image of a device that is being called the BlackBerry Milan, a device that also is apparently powered by the software formally known as BBX. Milan just so happens to be […]

Next-Generation BlackBerry OS Called BlackBerry 10


Research in Motion had intended on calling its next-generation BlackBerry operating system BBX, a name that would have merged the QNX and BlackBerry OS together, but due to losing a legal fight for trademark infringement BBX is no more. Instead, RIM is naming the next-generation OS BlackBerry 10, essentially spelling out the Roman numeral ‘X.’ […]

RIM’s First BBX Smartphone to Be Named Surfboard?


The BlackBerry Surfboard is now rumored to be Research in Motion’s first smartphone based on the BBX OS platform. BBX was announced as at this year’s BlackBerry DevCon as a means to merge the BlackBerry operating system together with the QNX OS, which the PlayBook tablet is built upon. Recently, a device with the codename […]

RIM’s First QNX BlackBerry Reportedly Won’t Launch Until Q3 2012

BlackBerry London

Earlier today, we showed you a photo of what apparently is RIM’s first QNX-powered smartphone, a device called the BlackBerry London. The source couldn’t confirm that the device was real but BGR has chimed in saying that a trusted source of theirs is saying that the phone is indeed the real deal and that it […]

RIM’s First QNX BlackBerry Caught on Camera?

BlackBerry London?

What you are looking at here may or may not be one of RIM’s first QNX smartphones, a device that is thought to be called the BlackBerry “London”. We say might because the device is still unconfirmed to be the real deal. The device supposedly will be making its debut in June of 2012 and […]

RIM: First BBX Smartphones Will Feature 16:9 Display, BES Support


In an interview with PCMag, RIM’s vice president of Developer Relations and Ecosystem Development Alec Saunders revealed that the company’s upcoming BBX-powered handsets will not only support BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and native email but that they will also have the same aspect ratio (16:9) and resolution (1024×600) as the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. This means […]

RIM to Show Off BBM on Android Phone Later This Month?


After Apple’s recent unveiling of the iPhone 4S and the iMessages feature that will allow users to send secure and encrypted messages between iOS devices, it appears that RIM is looking to broaden the reach of its hallmark BBM service. BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger, currently allows BlackBerry users to message each other in a chat-like […]

The BlackBerry PlayBook Isn’t Dead, But It’s Certainly Dying

BlackBerry PlayBook

Earlier today, a report from Collins Stewart analyst John Vinh suggested that RIM’s manufacturing partner, Quanta, who is responsible for production of the BlackBerry PlayBook, was ordered to halt production of the tablet device due to poor sales. RIM took exception to this report and has fired back saying that it does not plan to cancel […]

Verizon: Third Platform Will Emerge Within Next 12 Months


While iOS and Android have secured their spots as the two dominant mobile operating systems today, Verizon Wireless is speculating that the third mobile platform will come in to place with a sizable lead over competitors within the next twelve months. In terms of major operating systems today in the choices we have left, there […]

RIM Preparing for Major BlackBerry PlayBook OS Update?


Leaked images of a BlackBerry PlayBook running the BlackBerry Tablet OS 2.0 are now beginning to emerge from Sun Yat-sen University. The update to version 2.0 brings with it many long-awaited features to RIM’s debut tablet, which launched without many apps and the most important omission is a suite of PIM apps, which the tablet-maker had […]

QNX BlackBerry Phones to Run Android Apps?

BlackBerry PlayBook

According to a report from Bloomberg, RIM is going to be adding the ability to access Android applications to its upcoming line of QNX BlackBerry phones, the first of which is supposed to launch either later this year or in early 2012. RIM’s tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook, also runs on QNX and it too is […]

BlackBerry Colt to be RIM’s Touchscreen-Only QNX SuperPhone

BlackBerry Colt

New details have emerged about the new BlackBerry Colt, the company’s first QNX powered smartphone. Not only will it bring QNX to the phone, but it will also mark the return of a touchscreen only device to the BlackBerry lineup. CrackBerry shared the news today in a post that delivers sa bit more on the […]

RIM Might Launch First QNX BlackBerry Smartphone in 2011

BlackBerry Colt Mockup

Earlier in the month, we learned that RIM’s first QNX smartphone might be called the BlackBerry Colt and that it would probably be launching at some point in the first quarter of 2011. Well, according to a new report from Tweakers.net, the Colt might be launching before 2011 ends. Apparently, RIM is rushing to get […]

BlackBerry PlayBook Android Support Won’t Come Until Late Fall

PlayBook and Android

Remember when RIM promised that the BlackBerry PlayBook would be able to run Android applications at some point this summer? If you own a BlackBerry PlayBook, you were probably giddy from hearing the news and watching RIM demo Android apps. Unfortunately, we’ve got some more bad news in the Land of RIM today as the […]