If RIM really needed any more justification for their choice to acquire QNX they just got it from the Business Insider. That acquisition was named the top of the top 10 smartest tech acquisitions of 2010. While I cannot totally agree with all of the acquisitions they mentioned they do correctly point out that QNX is one of the main reasons people are excited about the BlackBerry PlayBook. While QNX does not seem to be coming to phones until 2012 RIM is laying their cards on the table saying QNX is the future of the BlackBerry platform. It is kind of crazy to think that RIM’s April 2010 acquisition of QNX is turning into an actual product before April 2011. That is some seriously fast turn around time.
What do you think? Kudos to Barrist for the tip!