Research In Motion announced BBX, the next operating system for BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, at its BlackBerry DevCon Americas 2011 convention, according to the LA Times.
BBX will be based on QNX, the current operating system found on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. But, like Apple's iOS and Google's Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating systems, BBX will be one operating system across devices. RIM said on its developer blog Tuesday that BBX will combine "the best of the BlackBerry platform and the best of the QNX platform to to connect people, devices, content and services."
Current BlackBerry smartphones are running BlackBerry OS 7, which has brought increased touchscreen-based controls to new RIM handsets. Although touch input for most current BlackBerrys is a feature, BBX will make touch input the focus….
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