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.