We've known for a while that the next generation of BlackBerry smartphones' OS will be feature a mixture of the QNX Tablet OS and the current BB7 OS. What we haven't known is the name of this future operating system. Would it be BlackBerry 8, or something else?
Our friends over at CrackBerry.com
have received word that the new OS will be revealed at DevCon in San Francisco. The name of BlackBerry's new OS will be BlackBerry X, or BBX for short. Stands to reason that Research In Motion would want to distinguish the old OS's with the new, and hopefully improved, QNX-based software.
BlackBerry X just sounds great to me. The numbers thing is cool as it's a nice way to keep track of what OS came when, but RIM seems to want to draw the line in the sand clearly bringing the X into it and connecting it with the QNX base.
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