RIM announces new operating system BBX

By on October 18, 2011
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Features new interface, HTML5 support and upgraded graphics engine.

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At its DevCon event today, RIM unveiled its new operating system called BBX. According to CEO Mike Lazaridis, the new operating system will be a mixture of the best elements of the current BlackBerry operating system and QNX, the OS used in PlayBook.

The new operating system will provide easier roads for developers, a new user interface, full HTML5 compatibility and an upgraded graphics engine.

“We’re doing everything we can to make it easier than ever to submit apps and sign up,” Lazaridis said. “We’re removing roadblocks. This is a very exciting time for BlackBerry developers.”

Alec Saunders, vice president of developer relations, also took up stage to drop some stats. According to him. the BlackBerry App World is the second most profitable app store currently, adding that 13 percent of BlackBerry developers have made more than $100,000, as compared with 1 percent of iOS developers who have made more than $1000.

RIM also addressed the recent outage, once again apologizing for inconvenience caused.

“The worldwide outages we experienced this week were unfortunate,” Lazaridis said.

RIM had offered $100 worth of premium apps as a compensation for the outage.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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