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RIM ignores users and has lazy marketing accuses senior exec

RIM ignores users and has lazy marketing accuses senior exec

The scathing open letter penned by what's said to be a senior RIM exec has accused the company's co-CEOs of ignoring end users, relentlessly chasing "slightly more volume" at the expense of innovation, and of being blinkered to how "painful" developing for the platform is in comparison to rival OSes. The letter, published at BGR - who say they have verified the exec's identity - sets out eight key factors that need to change, including rebranding as simply "BlackBerry" so as "to signify our new focus on one QNX product line."

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BlackBerry PlayBook native code hack beats RIM’s SDK to the punch

BlackBerry PlayBook native code hack beats RIM’s SDK to the punch

RIM's native SDK for the BlackBerry PlayBook - demonstrated at BlackBerry World 2011 earlier this week - isn't expected until sometime this summer, but one developer has already figured out a way to bypass the existing Adobe AIR environment and get QNX native code running on the 7-inch tablet. Adam Bell discovered that, with a little tweaking, it's possible to copy QNX apps coded on the QNX desktop environment, aka the Neutrino SDP (software development platform), over to the PlayBook and have them run as native code.

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Android apps on BlackBerry PlayBook gets first demo

Android apps on BlackBerry PlayBook gets first demo

RIM has publicly demonstrated Android apps running on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet for the first time at BlackBerry World 2011 this morning, showing how code intended for Google's platform will be packaged and run on the QNX slate. Apps will each run in their own instance of a virtual machine, presented to the user as regular shortcuts and with the emulator automatically - and transparently - loading.

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RIM’s BlackBerry 7 a simple OS 6.1 rebadge?

RIM’s BlackBerry 7 a simple OS 6.1 rebadge?

RIM may be closer to releasing BlackBerry 7, its new mobile OS, sooner than we thought, though it's not quite the software revolution we were hoping for. According to CrackBerry's sources, RIM intends to launch BlackBerry 6 at its BlackBerry World 2011 event next week; however, rather than being the QNX-based smartphone platform rumored before, it's expected to be a more straightforward rebrand of what has, until now, been known as BlackBerry 6.1.

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HP sees “uncanny similarities” between Touchpad and PlayBook UI; RIM blames “optimization”

HP sees “uncanny similarities” between Touchpad and PlayBook UI; RIM blames “optimization”

Maybe it's the fast-approaching iPad 2 making them cranky, but HP and RIM have taken time out of their busy schedules for a little back-and-forth over tablet UI design and the settling point of inspiration. HP kicked things off, telling LaptopMag that "from what we've seen in the market, there are some uncanny similarities" between the webOS UI on the HP Touchpad and the QNX interface on the BlackBerry PlayBook.

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TeleNav teams up with QNX

TeleNav teams up with QNX

Today TeleNav Inc. announced their partnership with QNX Software Systems. Their plan is to integrate connected GPS navigation to sync with the QNX car application platform. This will vastly expand the possibilities of automakers to help integrate 3D turn-by turn navigation and voice/audio prompts" to a much wider audience.

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