1. CrackBerry Question's Avatar
    Is there a chance that BlackBerry would create an operating system for desktop to compete with Windows, OSX, and Linux distros?

    With Windows 10 being a botnet, Apple having a horrible ethical record, and Linux being so fragmented, BlackBerry should come out of nowhere with an operating system built to be secure and focused on productivity and multitasking in the same spirit as the phone systems. I would absolutely pay for this as long as it is not ridiculously expensive...

    What does everyone else think about this?

    "Not going to happen now that BlackBerry has gone to Android for their go to operating system."

    Wouldn't that be all the more reason to see BB10 made open source?

    They could release it for free and charge a small percentage of any software to come out of their services and give the Amazon app market a huge boost while bringing the same best practices and security culture with them. Imagine splitting two workspaces between work and play. Imagine it comes free with a DRM-free copy with any BlackBerry phone you purchase. Imagine it includes a hub to securely control and manage all connected devices securely for the IoT concept... The possibilities...
    03-14-16 04:33 AM
  2. thurask's Avatar
    @ title

    An act of God?

    But, anyway...

    Is there a chance that BlackBerry would create an operating system for desktop to compete with Windows, OSX, and Linux distros?
    QNX is technically available for desktop platforms, although I'm not optimistic that the same driver availability issues that plague BB10 are fixed for desktop. And, of course, the wide gap in software ecosystem between QNX and the top three.

    With Windows 10 being a botnet, Apple having a horrible ethical record, and Linux being so fragmented, BlackBerry should come out of nowhere with an operating system built to be secure and focused on productivity and multitasking in the same spirit as the phone systems. I would absolutely pay for this as long as it is not ridiculously expensive...
    • Secure
    • Productivity
    • Multitasking

    Tell me again why Linux is out of the question? Plus, Linux is FOSS, while ridiculously expensive is BlackBerry's signature.

    They could release it for free and charge a small percentage of any software to come out of their services and give the Amazon app market a huge boost while bringing the same best practices and security culture with them. Imagine splitting two workspaces between work and play. Imagine it comes free with a DRM-free copy with any BlackBerry phone you purchase. Imagine it includes a hub to securely control and manage all connected devices securely for the IoT concept... The possibilities...
    Word salad string of buzzwords aside, this plan would require three impossible things:
    • BlackBerry to do anything you mentioned, competently
    • Developers to actually care about BlackBerry
    • Anyone to care about Amazon
    StephanieMaks likes this.
    03-14-16 05:01 AM
  3. BB Adict's Avatar
    @OP: Blackberry was not long ago, king of the hill of smartphones. Now, they are not even a competitor in that space.

    Now, you ask then to enter the desktop environment and be taken seriously? Wow!

    Posted via CB10
    03-14-16 01:57 PM

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