If you saw our articles earlier today introducing you to the BlackBerry PlayBook you may have noticed that it does not run BlackBerry OS, instead it runs the BlackBerry Tablet OS, which is based on the Unix-like QNX operating system.
Research in Motion’s VP has recently revealed that the QNX operating system will eventually replace BlackBerry OS, no time-frame was given, however seeing as how BlackBerry OS 6 has only just emerged I can’t see this happening any time soon.
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RIM’s VP also suggested that BlackBerry OS 7 could perhaps be QNX-based, which probably means that RIM are thinking of new ways to compete with iOS and Android-based smartphones.
In my opinion in terms of security and stability BlackBerry OS does deliver, however to really put pressure on the more successful smartphone manufacturers they have to create a platform with apps, games and social networking in mind, what do you think?