RIM Launches New OS for Blackberry Smartphones and Tablets

Research In Motion, commonly known as RIM organized a Blackberry developer conference on Tuesday. In the event, the co-founder and CEO Mike Lazardis made some major announcements. In one of his announcements, he introduced the new, unified operating system for Blackberry smartphones, tablets and certain other devices, dubbed Blackberry BBX.

According to RIM, the new BBX will start powering Blackberry smartphones and tablets along with systems available in, say your car by 2012. Mike Lazardis assures that the approaching OS will integrate the best of QNX (OS it purchased last year) with the existing Blackberry OS powering its smartphones.

According to Lazardis, the BBX is designed to support all WebWorks and HTML5 apps which are designed for existing Blackberry devices in addition to software specially designed applying development tools for the Blackberry PlayBook, such as Native SDK, Adobe AIR/Flash and WebWorks.HTML5 as well as Blackberry Runtime for Android applications.

The new platform will also support 2D and 3D gaming. It will be released with ‘Super App’ capacities that will become handy for deeper integration between apps, always-on Push service, the BBM Social Platform and much more.

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