Bloomberg: RIM's BlackPad tablet to run QNX developed OS

Bloomberg is reporting that the rumored BlackBerry tablet, dubbed the BlackPad, will run an operating system designed by QNX Software; QNX is the software company RIM acquired back in April. Bloomberg quotes anonymous sources with knowledge of the matter, and speculates a November launch for the deivce. “QNX, with headquarters in Ottawa, has customers in the automotive, industrial, medical, and communications industries. Its software helps control the music, media and navigation systems in cars such as those from Bayerische Motoren Werke AG and Porsche SE,” writes the company’s website. The BlackPad is rumored to be a Wi-Fi tablet that will closely integrate with BlackBerry handsets, although it is not clear if a BlackBerry will be necessary for the device to function. What do you think? Is QNX software a relief, or would you prefer to see a customized version of BlackBerry 6 on the fabled device?

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