March 21, 2023

Research in Motion’s BlackBerry 10 OS Will Soon Be Ready for Licensing

BlackBerry 10, BB10, Research in Motion (RIM)

It’s been an unsure time for BlackBerry fans. There have been rumors of other companies buying RIM, licensing of BlackBerry OS and a slew of other rumors and reports surrounding a possible demise of the company. Through it all, RIM itself has remained focused on its upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS, which will soon be ready for licensing according to CEO Thorstein Heins:

“QNX is already licensed across the automotive sector –we could do that with BB10 if we chose to,” said Heins in an interview with Bloomberg. “The platform can be licensed.”

Licensing the OS may be a good strategy for RIM as it looks to turn its ailing fortunes around (that, and it would admittedly be great to see how applications such as the Tru VoIP app for BB10 are applied across different areas).

The question is, will licensing of the OS be enough to turn the company around?