HomeMobileCell PhonesRIM Blackberry & BlackPad Might Have new OS

    RIM Blackberry & BlackPad Might Have new OS

    According to the Wall Street Journal, RIM will announce and display their new tablet device at DevCon in San Francisco next week at their BlackBerry Developer Conference. RIM, according to sources, is opting for a new OS that will run their upcoming tablet. The new OS that is powering the BlackPad is based on work from QNX, a company RIM acquired early this year.  This same OS will reportedly also power BlackBerry smartphones in the near future. This would give Research In Motion a clean break from their aging operating system, which is basically out-dated.

    If RIM continues to use the current BlackBerry OS for future devices, their ability to innovate and advance along with the rest of the industry will be limited. With a new OS, however, this could be great news for RIM.

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

    Must Read