RIM BlackPad QNX OS: Not BlackBerry 6

The latest news from Research In Motion (RIM), has said that although rumors have been ripe since April, it now appears that the BlackPad will be running its software built by QNX OS. Although RIM seem to be outshining its competitors in the U.S. smartphone market, they do seem to be lagging behind in developing a tablet form.

When Vlad Savov at Engadget reported on this story, it seems that questions have been surrounding why RIM have opted to run with this software, could it be due to the legacy code still within the new operating system, hence why RIM have been in no hurry to follow through with the BlackBerry 6 OS onto tablet form? Speculation has it, that features will include a 9.7 inch screen, WiFi and accessibility via Bluetooth and for fans of the tablet form, we may see RIM launching this in November. At this stage, it is still only speculation.

For now, we will have to wait to see if RIM’s $200 million investment will work for them.

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