Introducing the BlackBerry Invincible!
The PlayBook Moon Rover (Code Name: BlackBerry Invincible) is the first space vehicle powered by a smartphone operating system. It includes a BlackBerry PlayBook running the QNX Tablet OS. The rover, including the modified BlackBerry PlayBook, are designed to withstand the temperature range of -250C to 250C, which is experienced on the moon. This video is an introduction and a simple illustration intended for the average person of all ages. More detailed videos demonstrating the scientific and commercial abilities of the rover will be uploaded in the coming days.
PlayBook Moon Landing Team
P.S. Video was exported straight from CAD software.
Last edited by limh5; 12-21-11 at 12:43 AM. Reason: P.S. Video was exported straight from CAD software.
My colleague at Neptec (an engineering design firm in Ottawa) is designing a rover that runs on Linux. While another OS like Linux might be adequate for the moon, the additional distance and demanding conditions on Mars would be too much for it to handle (sandstorms, etc). And if a space agency like NASA is going beyond Mars, QNX is literally the only option they have. While we're only sending it to the moon, we decided to use the best option available.
P.S. The robotic arms Canadarm and Canadarm 2 (currently on the ISS) are both powered by QNX.
Some info from the QNX website: QNX Neutrino RTOS
- 12-21-11, 01:00 AM #10
One small rover for man, one giant soft reset for mankind.
I heard the Playbook was going to send an email from the moon, but there was no native email client.
Now the martians can finally ***** about not having Netflix and OS 2.0 delays!
Was this Playbook one of the original ones they paid $499 for, or were you guys able to save a few bucks and score one for $199? I figure you will need all the money you can get if you need gas money for going to the moon.
Last edited by Caymancroc; 12-21-11 at 01:04 AM.
- 12-21-11, 05:32 AM #11
NASA was also pissed after they discovered the PB 2.0 won't have native BBM, but it wouldn't make a difference since the onboard LED won't notify them anyway...
In addition to that, NASA just announced a delay on the launch date stating that both Best Buy and Shop Blackberry have cancelled NASA's orders. Don't worry, WalMart and Offce Depot will be selling the PBs needed, for about 12 minutes before they sell out, again...
(P.S. I LOVE my PlayBook, especially paired with my 9930 )
- 12-21-11, 10:55 AM #14
The Blackberry Invincible may need a Blackberry screen wiper to move away the moon dust that will collect on the screen no doubt.
If this became a reality, launched onto the moon, and positioned right, I'd love to read off the screen via my Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope
- 12-21-11, 01:14 PM #16
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
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It's invinciple that it can survive outerspace and being eaten alive by a dinosour, bear, fish and also, being mauled by fighting businesses! XD
I love the name
I just love humor!