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QNX BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet OS and TRON…

BlackBerry Tablet TRON I headed over to QNX’s website today to see what they had to say about the new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet OS. After running into a few errors on their site I spotted their announcement to:

Meet the Power Behind the BlackBerry Tablet OS

What I love the most about QNX is that they are bold and cocky and it looks like they will be able to follow through on their claims. They are bringing their experience with millions of mission critical systems for which the QNX Neutrino RTOS (Real Time OS) is known for. You can read the rest of their comments on the BlackBerry Tablet OS below but what I found the most interesting was that both RIM and QNX seem to be showing off the BlackBerry PlayBook with TRON on screen. Could it be that RIM will be doing a promotional piece with TRON for the PlayBook launch?

Here is the official wording QNX has put on their site summarizing what they are bringing to the BlackBerry Tablet OS.

The QNX Neutrino RTOS is known the world over for the ultimate in performance and reliability. Proven in everything from the space station and the world’s highest capacity router to millions of in-car systems, it brings capabilities to the mobile market that are absolutely unique.

Space-grade reliability

From day one, the QNX Neutrino RTOS was designed for bullet-proof operation. Its microkernel architecture protects every application, driver, file system, and protocol stack in the safety of memory-protected user space. As a result, multiple third-party applications can run simultaneously on the RTOS without corrupting one another or the RTOS itself. Better yet, applications and services can be updated dynamically for nonstop service.

True multi-tasking for multi-core

QNX Neutrino is a multi-threaded RTOS optimized for the latest multi-core processors. Its field-proven implementation of symmetric multi-processing (SMP) allows multiple applications to run in parallel while extracting the maximum performance from every processing core.

Standards-based for portability

QNX Software Systems is a champion of industry standards, including Flash, POSIX and OpenGL ES. In fact, the QNX Neutrino RTOS is POSIX-certified, not just POSIX-like, allowing application developers to leverage an immense pool of open source applications and code.

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