We talk with one of the key architects behind QNX and BlackBerry 10's operating system software.
In 2010, Research in Motion acquired QNX to help develop its next generation software platform. At the BlackBerry Experience worldwide yesterday, BlackBerry -- the new name for RIM -- showed all the hard work and progress made since QNX's contributions to the Playbook tablet.
We had the chance to speak with Sebastien Marineau, senior vice president for BlackBerry OS, to discuss the following topics:
- Hardware vs. software keyboards
- Keyboard shortcuts for the Q10
- In-house apps
- Application development
- BlackBerry 10 for Playbook
- Future additions to BB10
We also got a confirmation that the maps application was custom developed for BlackBerry 10 by TeleCommunication Systems (TCS), while the maps, points of interest and traffic data is from TomTom.