If you weren’t able to what the BlackBerry DevCon Europe Keynote live, you can watch the General Session Webcast Replay here.
This morning at the BlackBerry DevCon kickoff, Research in Motion founder and co-CEO, Mike Lazaridus, officially announced BlackBerry BBX, the next generation mobile platform for both BlackBerry smartphones and BlackBerry tablets.
Development environments supported by the BBX platform include HTML5 with BlackBerry® WebWorks™, Adobe® AIR®, Native C/C++, and the BlackBerry® Runtime for Android™ Apps. Apps built today for the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet will also run on BBX.
BlackBerry DevCon, Research in Motion’s biggest developer conference of the year, kicks off today, October 18th, in San Francisco. One of the big announcements at DevCon will be BBX, the next-generation, QNX based BlackBerry operating system that RIM co-CEO, Jim Balsillie, said will leapfrog the competition. DevCon Starts at 8:30 a.m. PST so we expect a bunch of press releases to start coming out at any time.
BlackBerry DevCon 2011 kicks of tomorrow and it is expected the Research in Motion will officially unveil BBX, the QNX based next-generation BlackBerry operating system that Research in Motion’s future hinges on. RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie made a bold statement regarding BBX claiming that RIM has “leapfrogged” the competition…
We just read over on Inside BlackBerry that the BlackBerry PlayBook has been updated to BlackBerry Tablet OS v184.108.40.20612. This update address the Adobe Flash Player issue noted by Adobe last month in in Adobe Security Bulletin APSB-11-26.
This update to the BlackBerry PlayBook is not Tablet OS 2.0 which we should get a preview of later this month at BlackBerry DevCon.
Word on the street is that Research in Motion is going to re-brand the QNX BlackBerry OS to BlackBerry X, or, BBX for short, on upcoming QNX powered BlackBerry Superphones later this month at BlackBerry DevCon.
We’ve now confirmed with multiple sources that RIM is set to unveil a new name for their QNX-based BlackBerry platform at BlackBerry DevCon this month. And the name is…BlackBerry Xor BBX for short.
We just heard that registered BlackBerry DevCon attendees will receive a free 16 GB BlackBerry PlayBook to help kick start the development of their next application. This news doesn’t come as too much as a surprise as Free PlayBook tablets were given to attendees of BlackBerry World back in May.
This BlackBerry PlayBook tablet offer is open to those who have registered, paid in full and checked-in onsite at BlackBerry DevCon Americas 2011 in San Francisco. This offer will not be available for companion pass holders, event staff, or Research In Motion® (RIM®) employees.
The big question for me is if this offer is valid for attendees that pay the student rate of $199. If it is, this is probably the best way to pick a BlackBerry PlayBook up for under 200 bucks.
Rumors about the QNX powered BlackBerry Colt started spreading a little over a month ago and yesterday during RIM’s Q2 Fiscal 2012 earnings call, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie both confirmed that QNX powered BlackBerry smartphones will be previewed at BlackBerry DevCon 2011 next month.
The future of Research in Motion and the BlackBerry hinges on the companies ability to deliver on QNX. It will be interesting to see what RIM comes up with…
Yesterday during Research in Motion’s second quarter Fiscal 2012 results earnings call co-CEO Jim Balsillie announced that a “major feature update”, BlackBerry Tablet OS v2, for the BlackBerry PlayBook will be previewed next month at BlackBerry DevCon and launch shortly after that. BlackBerry Tablet OS v2 is expected to bring the native email, calendar, and tasks support as well as the Android App Player to the BlackBerry PlayBook.