Marty Beard: Five Reasons Samsung’s Acquisition of Harman Means Great Things for QNX

"Since news broke of Samsung Electronics’ intent to buy auto infotainment and audio provider Harman for $8 billion, I’ve seen some inaccurate information floating around about what this means for BlackBerry and our market-leading real-time platform, QNX, with one commentator even claiming the Samsung and Harman tie-up could spell “doom” for BlackBerry QNX."

Marty Beard took to BlackBerry's own Inside Blogs to touch on the recent news of Samsung's acquisition of HARMAN for $8 Billion ($112.00 per share in cash). If you ...

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Apple Reportedly Hires Dan Dodge, Founder of QNX

According to Bloomberg;

"Apple Inc. has hired the former head of BlackBerry Ltd.’s automotive software division as new leadership at the iPhone-maker’s car team places increased emphasis on developing self-driving technology (according to people familiar with the project)."

If you aren't familiar with who Dan is, simply put (which is difficult), he is the former CEO and Founder of BlackBerry subsidiary QNX. Dubbed project Titan Apple has reportedly has been working on some form of automotive initiative for release in the coming years - and ...

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First Electric Locomotive Built In Turkey Pulls Ahead With QNX Neutrino OS

TÜBİTAK MRC chose one of the worlds most secure and efficient operating systems to integrate into their E1000 electric locomotive. The first prototype locomotive was delivered to the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) and successfully passed testing. Seventy locomotives are expected to be built by 2023.

Here's what BlackBerry had to say about the news:

“We are proud to help TÜBİTAK reach this historic milestone,” said John Wall, Senior Vice President and Head of QNX Software Systems. “QNX OS technology has a proven track record ...

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Success! Solar Impulse 2 Completes Trans-Pacific Flight

Originally Posted On QNXAuto Blogs:

Imagine you are piloting a plane the size of a 747. But unlike a 747, this plane has an unheated, unpressurized cockpit in which temperatures fall as low -40°. Moreover, you have to fly for over 60 hours straight, without ever getting up to stretch. And as for sleep, don’t count on getting much. You can take naps, but only about 6 a day, each lasting 20 minutes. 

Sound like your kind of challenge? If so, you should sign ...

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A Low-Down Look At The QNX Concept Cars

The QNX Auto Blog is one of the coolest spots to stay up to date with BlackBerry's subsidiary and all that they're doing to improve and secure the automitive industry.

Paul Leroux is one of the most familiar faces, having been with QNX since 1989 - and he's constantly writing for the Auto Blog. In September, A Low-Down Look At The QNX Concept Cars was published, although it went pretty unrecognized by BlackBerry fan / news sites:

It’s that time of year again. The ...

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