08-06-12 05:17 PM
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  1. smoothrunnings's Avatar
    Don't toss away your old Playbook's just yet RIM apparently has been secretly running Windows 8 on their devices with a little help from Microsoft. Speaking of Microsoft there is talk that Microsoft is seriously thinking of buying the crippled company giving them an edge to push their Windows 8 product to the rest of the world!
    08-03-12 10:29 AM
  2. Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
    this has to be one of the most random posts in the history of random posts. Microsoft already has a partner for their Windows 8 production needs... and have already announced a tablet. Why would they off more of their OEMs to buy RIM and THEN retool an existing device? That makes zero sense, business or otherwise.
    08-03-12 10:33 AM
  3. Wiki Cydia's Avatar
    I thought drinking during business hours was disfavored.
    08-03-12 10:35 AM
  4. ayekon's Avatar
    I thought drinking during business hours was disfavored.
    or "bath salts" for that matter...
    08-03-12 10:42 AM
  5. malwayne66's Avatar
    As random and unlikely as this post sounds, i would actually like the idea (of PlayBook running Windows 8 that is). I love both OS and i'm planing on buying a Surface, but if a PlayBook was able to support Windows 8, then dual booting would be just as easy, which is what i've done with every version of Windows 8 i've used.

    This partnership idea....that is very unlikely to me, but i'm business specialist, we can only wait and see, i have a feeling BB10 and 2013 is gonna bring a whole bag of surprises for the BlackBerry brand
    08-03-12 10:52 AM
  6. Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
    You would not get a dual boot solution with Microsoft, why would they want that? This has zero benefit to either company.
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    08-03-12 10:54 AM
  7. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    I can think of about 5000 reasons why this wouldn't happen.
    08-03-12 11:03 AM
  8. black.rhino's Avatar
    in before the lock?

    OP finally watched that youtube vid of the windows phone os on playbook hoax
    08-03-12 11:05 AM
  9. hootyhoo's Avatar
    I can think of about 5000 reasons why this wouldn't happen.
    I see what you did there!
    08-03-12 11:06 AM
  10. malwayne66's Avatar
    You would not get a dual boot solution with Microsoft, why would they want that? This has zero benefit to either company.

    Well no, it doesn't benefit them, well not really. It is kinda a compromise with the Windows 8 and other Windows OS, once the device(with another OS on it) can run Windows, it can likely dual boot as well. And once the device has a paid version of Windows on it, they're satisfied.

    the actual major block here would be if RIM (allowing windows to run on their device any at all) would allow us to dual boot. Dual booting is something that is controlled mostly by the hardware manufacturer.
    08-03-12 11:07 AM
  11. sleepngbear's Avatar
    I can think of about 5000 reasons why this wouldn't happen.
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    08-03-12 11:07 AM
  12. Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
    Well no, it doesn't benefit them, well not really. It is kinda a compromise with the Windows 8 and other Windows OS, once the device(with another OS on it) can run Windows, it can likely dual boot as well. And once the device has a paid version of Windows on it, they're satisfied.

    the actual major block here would be if RIM (allowing windows to run on their device any at all) would allow us to dual boot. Dual booting is something that is controlled mostly by the hardware manufacturer.
    Just buying the OS isnt going to be enough anymore, its the additional services and features that the companies want. Windows 8 is going to be a very cheap upgrade, Microsoft wants a piece of the application puzzle rather than just the OS. Dual booting would prove less than useful if you are just going to use QNX when you want and use their product a smaller percentage of the time. Not to mention allowing dual booting would open up a HOST of issues with security.
    08-03-12 11:13 AM
  13. glamrlama's Avatar
    WOW! This is amazing. Can't wait. I also heard this adds the full PB swipe interface to Windows 8 and has the full Office suite running native and runs all XBOX games.

    The Surface tablet launch was just a prototype and a ruse to help RIM and Microsoft keep this little secret hidden until it was ready.

    In before the lock.
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    08-03-12 11:43 AM
  14. playbookster's Avatar
    Is there a way I can install the PBos on my windows 7 phone?
    08-03-12 12:21 PM
  15. malwayne66's Avatar
    Just buying the OS isnt going to be enough anymore, its the additional services and features that the companies want. Windows 8 is going to be a very cheap upgrade, Microsoft wants a piece of the application puzzle rather than just the OS. Dual booting would prove less than useful if you are just going to use QNX when you want and use their product a smaller percentage of the time. Not to mention allowing dual booting would open up a HOST of issues with security.

    Yes, thats why RIM would more than likely wouldnt allow it, but windows 8 on the other is victim of easy dual booting capabilities, and so far windows is not working much to secure or stop that.
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    08-03-12 12:44 PM
  16. malwayne66's Avatar
    Is there a way I can install the PBos on my windows 7 phone?

    Just because i hate saying "absolutely not", i'm gonna say highly unlikely. new Windows Phone 7 devices generally do not allow other OS such as Android. this make it even more difficult for PBos. Additionally, so far RIM has never release the details for PBos which would allow porting it to other devices.

    sooo...no
    08-03-12 12:47 PM
  17. smoothrunnings's Avatar
    If RIM has moved away from ARM then I could see how Windows 8 would never be ported. However this video: suggests that MS has been porting Windows 8 to ARM; so technically if RIM is still using an ARM CPU its likely they have Windows 8 running on their device in their labs.

    As far as MS buying RIM, at this point anything is possible. RIM might be a good company for MS to own, but lets just say that's the buzz going around some of the offices at RIM right now...MS is out to own them.

    A.
    08-03-12 01:02 PM
  18. Sith_Apprentice's Avatar
    Yes, thats why RIM would more than likely wouldnt allow it, but windows 8 on the other is victim of easy dual booting capabilities, and so far windows is not working much to secure or stop that.

    But we are not talking about running QNX on a Windows 8 tablet, we are talking about Windows 8 on the Playbook. The Playbook is what RIM secures and thus wouldnt allow another OS installed to dual boot.
    08-03-12 01:02 PM
  19. lnichols's Avatar
    If RIM has moved away from ARM then I could see how Windows 8 would never be ported. However this video: suggests that MS has been porting Windows 8 to ARM; so technically if RIM is still using an ARM CPU its likely they have Windows 8 running on their device in their labs.
    Windows is porting Windows 8 to ARM because ARM owns the mobile computing and smartphone space. Why would RIM put Windows 8 on a Playbook when they are working to bring BB10 to market? Windows Phone is a sales failure, and nothing indicates that Windows Phone 8, or Windows 8 running on a tablet will be a success either given Microsoft countless failures in the mobile space. I would say a more likely possibility is BB10 having the ability to run Windows 8 ARM apps, but even that I can't see happening.
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    08-03-12 01:47 PM
  20. dentynefire's Avatar
    If RIM has moved away from ARM then I could see how Windows 8 would never be ported. However this video: suggests that MS has been porting Windows 8 to ARM; so technically if RIM is still using an ARM CPU its likely they have Windows 8 running on their device in their labs.

    As far as MS buying RIM, at this point anything is possible. RIM might be a good company for MS to own, but lets just say that's the buzz going around some of the offices at RIM right now...MS is out to own them.

    A.
    QNX is also able to run on the x86 architecture so that is another option in your crazy fantasy lol
    I don't care if Win8 comes to the PB, but right now I don't see the point, too much work needed to implement where a program could be used
    08-03-12 01:52 PM
  21. bungaboy's Avatar
    I can think of about 5000 reasons why this wouldn't happen.
    Get back in there before they get you! LoL
    08-03-12 02:05 PM
  22. James Nieves's Avatar
    Whatever Citrix Reciever will handle Windows 8 and BB10 so really what is this thread about..?
    FreeJACLive likes this.
    08-03-12 02:23 PM
  23. MasterOfBinary's Avatar
    I believe MS has suggested the possibility of something like that but RIM won't do it. They have other plans.
    08-03-12 03:11 PM
  24. ayekon's Avatar
    If you want Windows 8 on your PB then use something like Splashtop...

    It's EXTREMELY easy to use...

    You'll never get a dual boot option on the PB
    08-03-12 03:29 PM
  25. FreeJACLive's Avatar
    Splashtop sucks ATM w/ Windows 8. No touch support the whole reason why I bought it. Would love to log on remotely to my dual screen desktop w/ splashtop and enjoy Metro with my fingers!
    08-03-12 04:21 PM
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