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Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in BB OS 10, BlackBerry, BlackBerry PlayBook, CES 2013, handheld and phones, QNX, RIM, Tablet, tech news | 0 comments

QNX Launched New Concept Car at 2013 CES

RIM/BlackBerry acquired QNX in April 2010. QNX a global leader in software platforms for in car telematics and infotainment market.

QNX won CNET Best of 2012 CES award in the Car Tech category the Cloud Porsche Carrera Concept.  July 8 post highlighted Making the QNX Jeep another QNX Concept.

BlackBerry PlayBook is based on the QNX software.  It is also the software for the new BlackBerry 10 phones. BB10 will be very robust with the QNX  Technology. BB 10 will launch Jan 30, 2013.  More on BB 10 later today.

The new concept car features a huge center stack with full HD graphics, optical touch input technology and a physical control knob to be mounted directly on the screen. The screen supports full 3D naviagtion, media player and even as the car’s virtual mechanic.

The 2013 QNX Concept Car is the Bentley Continental GT Coupe. The Bentley Continental GT Coupe Concept features:

  • Full HD graphics with optical Touchscreen Technology
  •  Full 3D Navigation, Media Player and the Cars Virtual Mechanic.
  • Voice Recognition System –  Comes to life and interact with you by saying “Hello Bentley”.  The voice recognition will then tell the media player what you like to hear and the navigation system where you want to go.
  • LTE Connectivity – The car features an LTE radio modem, as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot for devices you bring into the car.
  • Video Conferencing With Realistic Telepresence – Separate cameras for the driver and passenger to provide independent video streams. conferencing with realistic telepresence — Separate cameras for the driver and passenger provide independent video streams, while high-definition voice technology from QNX offers expanded bandwidth for greater realism, as well as stereo telepresence for making the remote caller sound as if they’re sitting right next to you.
  • Check out all features at QNX Blog

Take a “lookinsyde” of QNX Car for 2013 CES the New Bentley Continental GT Coupe in the video below:

You may or may not know that you encounter 30 QNX-Controlled Systems everyday, here are a few:

  • Use Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube – QNX provides the software foundation which handle the data, voice, and video traffic everyday.
  • Taking a Flight – QNX is the core to pilot-training simulators and air-traffic control systems worldwide.
  • When you turn on the lights – QNX control power-genration systems globally, from wind turbines, nuclear stations, and hydroelectric planets.
  • TV – QNX controls TV station by delivering cable signals. It also powers universal remotes.
  • OnStar – QNX deploys several car modes and automatically call for help in a accidents.
  • Medical Devices – QNX Lasik system, ECG, Angiography, ECG, Heart monitors, and Bone Density Analyzers.
  • Casino Gaming Terminals also use QNX


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Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Amazon, BB OS 10, BlackBerry, Google, handheld and phones, operating systems, QNX, RIM, software, Tablet, tech news | 3 comments

Amazon needs to strike a Business Relationship with RIM!

As many of your have heard from the recent report from Bloomberg, that Amazon will be entering the smartphone arena. According the Bloomberg, they will be competing directly with Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android OS. Having read the article in great detail, it seems that Amazon has three options on how they will compete in this crowded arena.

The first option, is manufacturing a low cost, low end hardware smartphone device with a rich customized Android OS similar to what they did with the Kindle Fire.

The Second option, is jumping onboard on the new Windows 8 Phone OS that Microsoft will be releasing.

Note: The first two options will automatically make Amazon’s phone similar to any other phone in the market that uses Android & Windows Phone as their Operating System.

The third option, would be to create a strategic partnership or buy RIM to utilize their coveted and superior Operating System, QNX (Now called BlackBerry 10).

Let’s give a little background on QNX. QNX is a micro kernal operating system that is used in 80 to 90 percent of the cars on the road (For example, QNX Cloud Porsche Carrera Concept Car  and The QNX Jeep Wrangler), it is used in Airplanes, it is used in high-speed rails, and is the foundation of Cisco’s IOS-XR and IOS Software Modularity. It is a very secure and stable operating system that can multi-task like no other. This is primarily the reason RIM purchased QNX on April 09, 2010. RIM will be launching BlackBerry 10 on its smartphone in the 1st quarter of 2013.

If Amazon wants to be a serious player in the smartphone arena, it needs to differentiate itself from the other players out there. Two ways to do this is to license BlackBerry 10 from RIM or purchase RIM.

  1. If Amazon creates a strategic partnership that is beneficial to both parties it could be something very special. If Amazon, chooses this route they could target consumers looking for low-end cheap smartphone devices and of course their consumers looking for content they regularly purchase thru and/or from Amazon. To do this they would license BlackBerry 10 and make an investment in RIM to retain a exclusive licensee partnership with RIM. This would be great for both Amazon and RIM. Amazon would be assured that they have an Operating System that can compete and best Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, & Windows Phone. For RIM, it will give shareholders confidence that RIM can expand their business more into software development reiterate that QNX was a great acquisition that increased their ROI.
  2. If Amazon, purchased RIM they could potentially secure and expand two things: patents & enterprise clients. Everyone knows that you need a great patent portfolio if you are going to compete in the smartphone arena and RIM has tons of great patents. The other is enterprise. It’s no secret that Amazon is the leader in cloud computing and has numerous enterprise, business, & government agencies as clients. RIM is a significant enterprise and government player and has a loyal client base. Plus, they have BES and the new BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. Let me put it this way BES and BlackBerry Mobile Fusion + Amazon’s AWS (Cloud Computing) = Dominance!

Mr. Jeff Bezos, please BBM Mr. Thorsten Heinz and add a PING!, after you have sent him your BBM message.

Be sure to take a lookinsyde everyday for the latest Tech News!

Morris Williams (Co-Founder & Editor in Chief of Lookinsyde)


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Posted by on Jul 8, 2012 in BlackBerry, BlackBerry PlayBook, operating systems, QNX, RIM, software, Tablet, tech news | 0 comments

Making The QNX Jeep

QNX software is owned by RIM/BlackBerry.  The QNX software is installed in over 30 million vehicles on the road, The BlackBerry PlayBook is also powered by QNX. High-speed trains, subways, NASA International Space Station, that’s right QNX.  Click Here to see the 30 ways QNX affects your life everyday.

I hope that BlackBerry can hold on because I think that BlackBerry 10 with QNX will bring BlackBerry back to its prominence.

Take a “lookinsyde” of The QNX Jeep.

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