RIM CEO: QNX to Be BlackBerry's Foundation for a Decade
Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins today said that the QNX platform will be the basis of RIM's mobile strategy for the next decade. He reiterated in a call to press this morning that the company believes in the strengths of QNX and the PlayBook 2.0 operating system. He said that PlayBook OS 2.0 and BlackBerry 10 will both arrive "soon" and will ship with the Android player. Heins also noted that the company still believes there is a huge business opportunity to convert feature phone users into smartphone users, so the company will continue to offer entry-level and mid-range BlackBerries in addition to its higher-end models. Heins noted that the company is currently seeking a new Chief Marketing Officer, and wants to see the company communicate better with its customers. "We need to be more marketing-driven, we need to be more consumer-oriented," he said. He also said that the company needs to do a better job at executing its plans and strategies, and that will be one of his main goals moving forward. Heins doesn't believe the company needs significant change, but that it does need to evolve faster with the market. Heins was appointed CEO of RIM on January 22, after former co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie agreed to step down from their leadership roles with RIM.
The latest collaboration between BlackBerry Mobile and TCL is the Motion, a large slab that runs Android and boasts BlackBerry's powerful productivity tools. Mobile pros will be happy with features such as BlackBerry Hub and the Productivity Tab, while businesses that deploy the Motion will appreciate the DTEK security software.
Oct 9, 2017
TCL today announced the BlackBerry Motion, a follow-up to the KEYone that drops the keyboard in favor of a larger touch screen. The Motion boasts a 5.5-inch full HD screen that's covered in a nano-diamond coating to prevent scratches.
Apr 16, 2018
Sony today announced the Xperia XZ2 Premium, a high-end Android phone that boasts some of the most advanced imaging features available in a mobile device. The XZ2 Premium has a 5.8-inch 4K HDR display (16:9 aspect ratio) that Sony says is 30% brighter than its previous mobile 4K screen.
Feb 25, 2018
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones, updates to last year's S8 models. The devices bear a striking resemblance to their predecessors and make only modest changes to the hardware.
RIM can offer--