The day many die-hard BlackBerry fans have been waiting is finaly here, DevCon Americas 2011 in San Francisco. RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has started off thing by officially announcing BBX during the keynote. BBX brings together the best of BlackBerry and the best of QNX into one great OS.

"With nearly 5 million BlackBerry apps downloaded daily, our customers have made BlackBerry one of the most profitable platforms for developers," said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at RIM. "At DevCon today, we're giving developers the tools they need to build richer applications and we're providing direction on how to best develop their smartphone and tablet apps as the BlackBerry and QNX platforms converge into our next generation BBX platform."

Not much information was provided right off the bat but we're expecting this to change as the event progresses. Let us know what you think about the official announcement!