It will be necessary in all probability the first trimeter expects 2012 to see RIM’s first smartphone based on the QNX operating system. The ZDNet reports that the first BlackBerry to use QNX is currently known by the project name “Colt” and its development should be completed by the end of 2011 with a launch mass production early next year.
Of official information on the BlackBerry Colt does not currently exist, however, the usual rumors attributed to an anonymous source inside to say that RIM smartphone will be equipped with a single core ARM processor. If this choice was confirmed this would result in the desire to place the RIM BlackBerry Colt in the mid-market point to other challenges-range models. Mobile Magazine adds more information about the characteristics of the Colt should have a QWERTY keyboard in the purest style BlackBerry.
RIM’s future strategies now seem closely linked to the QNX based software. This environment was chosen as a platform for the tablet BlackBerry Playbook and seems destined to become central also in the range smartphone company. The current BlackBerry OS while it appreciated and extremely reliable, it lacks some advanced features that Android, iPhone OS and Windows phone seem to be able to ensure in the future. The transition to a new QNX-based operating system could allow RIM to increase the flexibility of its devices beginning with the compatibility of the software side.
Rose to the headlines on the Web only recently with the launch of the playbook, the QNX operating system is actually a rather long history. This fact is a UNIX environment whose development started as early as 1980 with the first commercial version released two years later. Widely used in telecommunication systems for the automotive industry, QNX has been acquired by RIM in 2010. The following year came the first application of its code on the tablet playbook under the name “BlackBerry Tablet OS” chosen to emphasize the complete rewrite of the graphical style RIM.