It is not secret that QNX is the core behind BlackBerry 10 and most of the mindshare for the low level operating system resides at their main offices in Ottawa. Jacques let us know about a report in the Ottawa Citizen that RIM is directing their Ottawa staff to go “All Out.” According to reports they are hearing RIM is limiting summer vacations and working 6 day work weeks to get BlackBerry 10 ready. Reporters have been trying to speak to employees right outside the offices but are rightfully shown the way to the PR team.
As much as it sucks to hear about employees worked to the bone I am excited to learn that RIM is doubling down and doing everything they can to get BlackBerry 10 out the door. As much as we have grown to know the legacy BlackBerry team over the years I am really curious to see what QNX has cooked up in BlackBerry 10 along with RIM’s core teams and acquisitions.
To all of you at RIM working double time on BlackBerry 10 we wish you the best of luck and Godspeed! We hope to have the final product of your efforts soon.