In an alternate reality, had different choices been made, Canada's crown technology jewel might have remained a mobile powerhouse.
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The QNX operating system that runs at the core of BlackBerry 10 devices can run Android applications. But does that undermine native development for the aspiring smartphone platform?
Research in Motion needs compelling devices, excited consumers and strong developer commitment if the company has any chance at all in chasing a saturated mobile operating system market dominated by Apple, Google and even Microsoft.
Almost a year after its launch, are the improvements in RIM's tablet OS good enough to fend off the Apple and Amazon juggernauts?
The shamed former Co-CEO's of Research in Motion will be always remembered as the Bob and Doug McKenzie of the smartphone industry rather than the giants they should have been.
The PlayBook's Android Player in the 2.0 developer release is functional, but it still needs a bit of work and applications will have to be adapted to run smoothly.
According to a recent video posted on various BlackBerry fan sites, there has been "confirmation" that the RIM PlayBook will be compatible with Google's Android.
Market research from Canalys indicates that Android's gains are at the expense of RIM's BlackBerry, the traditional enterprise mobile bastion.
After two and a half years with the BlackBerry platform, my romance with Research In Motion has come to an end. October brings the Fall.
Research In Motion, you clean OUR balls at YOUR cost.