Blog

Today in Mobile

Research In Motion’s annual BlackBerry World opened today in Orlando, and the company used the event to launch two new handsets. The new phones have some impressive specs, but as my colleague Kevin Tofel points out here, they’re both running BlackBerry OS rather than the QNX platform that powers the PlayBook. I think that’s a huge mistake, as the aging BlackBerry OS is simply inferior to both Android and iOS, which are dominating the market. RIM will continue to see its market share whittle away until it can produce a great handset or two running a great platform — and that platform is QNX, not BlackBerry OS.