In an effort to secure a future for the company, BlackBerry announced on Monday that it will open an autonomous driving research center in Canada. The QNX team, responsible for infotainment and telematics systems, will run the autonomous center from its Ottawa facility. In the announcement, it said it will embed software into sensors, cameras, […]
BlackBerry has signed an expanded deal with Ford to install infotainment and security systems in future cars. The deal includes BlackBerry’s QNX operating system, which Ford has been using through a partnership with Panasonic for a few years, and Certicom security technology. Ford will also use QNX hypervisor and audio processing software. See Also: Apple picks […]
In a move to bulk up its future self-driving car software platform, Apple has set up a Canadian unit to develop an automotive operating system. Bloomberg says Apple has poached dozens of software engineers from QNX, a subsidiary of cell phone maker Blackberry. Apple’s new unit will be based in a suburb of the Canadian capital of […]
Canadian business is implementing Internet of Things (IoT) technology faster than expected in order to cut costs and boost productivity. BetaKit’s article covered the recent IDC report “The Internet of Things: Get Ready to Embrace Its Impact on the Digital Economy.” It found that Canadian adoption of IoT was running at more rapid rates than […]
Inside Apple’s secretive car division, the focus is starting to shift from building an all-electric, autonomous car to developing software and services that would work inside the prospective car, according to people familiar with the iPhone maker’s plans. In a Bloomberg report, Mark Gurman states that the company has “increased emphasis on developing self-driving technology” and […]
The world may be melting down into Brexitian chaos, but for a company like Blackberry that’s the least of its worries. After all, customers already voted themselves out of Blackberry’s ecosystem years ago, choosing to embrace Apple’s iPhone or Google’s Android phones. Brexit is just one more kick in the teeth for a company that […]
The birthplace of the Blackberry phone is now home to Canada’s first low-power wide area network (LPWAN). The Waterloo Region Record reports that the startup Eleven-X launched the network that will accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in the region. Waterloo, Ontario, is about an hour’s drive west of Toronto. Eleven-X recently […]
Canada’s own version of Silicon Valley for fitness and health wearables is flourishing along the tri-city corridor of Montreal, Toronto, and Waterloo. The close proximity of these cities to the U.S. has allowed cutting edge wearables makers to quietly develop and test-drive technologies in Canada before launching them on the much-larger American consumer market. However, […]
The Priv makes Android rumors official.
BlackBerry’s possible Android dalliance is just delaying the inevitable.
Will the Passport and Classic sell?
From addictive “CrackBerrys” to Nokia’s “Terminator of Cellphones.”
The year’s best phones had something for everyone.
Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?
Help for making a very personal gift decision.
Call its strategy “Waiting for QNX.”
Hip to be square? Not so much.
Dropping Windows Phone in favor of Android would do Microsoft no good at all.
Also: Apple will release an iWatch, HTML5 will gain traction and Android will go 64-bit.
This year was rife with weirdness, bad decisions and spectacular failures. 2014 can’t come soon enough for some folks.