- 12-04-2012, 05:23 AM #51
BB10 will succeed/fail based on the device itself and in the meantime car manufacturers are busy trying to integrate features in their car to adopt to the market leaders of iOS and Android.
QNX integration is important down the road, but RIM needs to be able to survive to get to that point.
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12-04-2012, 12:57 PM #53Patiently waited for BB10. Now sporting AT&T Z10
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12-04-2012, 03:36 PM #54
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It doesn't matter if it's 'low level built in' or not. Car makers will license QNX for their in-car infotainment units and then make it iOS and Android compliant for obvious reasons.
Despite your claims, I expect there will definitely be some work needed to allow BB10 handsets and QNX powered cars to interact.
This is what T. Heins was talking about when BB10 was delayed to Q1 2013 because "the plumbing had to be set". I believe "plumbing" describes very well what that is.
Communication layers are also embedded for iOs, android and windows devices, so that car makers does not have to "make it compliant": It's mostly about BlueTooth support, latest being BT.
You'll find a far better explanation of this here : http://www.qnx.com/products/qnxcar/#...eDeviceGateway
Last edited by Superfly_FR; 12-05-2012 at 02:35 AM. Reason: precisions / reorder
100% hands-free operation will lower the distraction level ... Still, we know having a call while driving is very distractive (I believe something like 60% attention loss; next time you have a friend driving and calling, just pay attention to his eyes focus: obviously fixing the horizon, not the road).
- 12-09-2012, 11:28 AM #63
Unless QNX can find a way to generate recurring revenue from their placement in autos, their contribution to RIM's bottom line will not be appreciable. It seems these licenses fetch dollars a car - maybe 3-4-5 dollars. So far this year, 57+ million cars have been produced worldwide, so they could conceivably expand their business, but unless they can find new revenue streams - I don't see it making a big impact on the bottom line of RIM.
Getting a way to connect to the servers the way the smartphones do would be big, if it could produce monthly even yearly revenue streams. But as others have said I think their is a big reluctance on the part of manufacturers to do that so far.
Once again, this won't make RIM fortune, but certainly add a lot of revenue ...
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12-09-2012, 06:16 PM #65
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Watch "Cloud Connected Cars from QNX Software Systems - CES 2012" Video at Engineering TV
BB10 platform is qnx core based it easily allows for connections with other qnx supported devices so the sync is easy just UX and UI they got to work on.They know where they are going with it vision wise ,its very possible its not a maybe it can be done they just have to do it right.
Who told you car manufacturers will make qnx based car complaint with orange and cyborg phones?? They sell cars the F they care about supporting cyborg and orange phones what people want in their car is custom job get a grip.Other phone brands will be supported by generic blue tooth link.
RIM wont lose anything here they have qnx licensing to car manufactuers already ,now theres additions to add playbook screens.Playbooks are getting tested in Police cars in UK as I post.What this video shows is a concept of when you have a BB10 phone in a qnx powered car you get the car phone interraction.This will be a native feature for BB10 phones I aint seen any other phone do anything like that in the video.If orange and cyborg manufacturers want this interraction or be in cars.RIM will make it so they have to pay a licensing fee especially if they want their own Os working with qnx they will have to pay.RIM's in a great position its near enough calling the shots on this front.
We know damn well that orange dont like paying licensing fees so its quite funny.And well cyborg phone manufactures we dont know what they are doing but if it they want in they are gonna have to pay.Its a RIM win all round if they can get close to the video phone and car interraction thats a huge wow factor phone feature.You put in your phone schedule girlfriends bday tuesday 11 dec 2012 at mojos so and so street.Come tuesday you get in the car put your phone down car talks to you and sets up a route through sat nav and if your running late it tells your girl or whoever your running late.
SO many other scenario's Its a good look all round this car phone interraction will be a great addition and it wont stop there.Thor already hinted the bigger picture with M2M.RIM just need to keep it moving and put in the work people will catch up the s**ts chess it aint checkers .
- 12-10-2012, 03:01 PM #66
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