RIM to license BlackBerry 10

Bloomberg is reporting that Research In Motion (RIMM) will indeed be licensing BlackBerry 10. Thorsten Heins told Bloomberg earlier today:

“QNX is already licensed across the automotive sector — we could do that with BB10 if we chose to,” Heins, who has begun to carry a BB10 phone for his own use, said in an interview at Bloomberg’s headquarters in New York. “The platform can be licensed.”

If Research In Motion can find a way to license BlackBerry 10 to a smartphone manufacturer, this would be the first time in the company’s history that an outside company would be able to make a smartphone with a BlackBerry operating system, besides that little experiment with BlackBerry Connect and BlackBerry Application Suite that really didn’t materialize a number of years back.

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