RIM develops QNX-styled interface for Porsche 911
The QNX interface
QNX didn't say when we could see this interface start appearing in new vehicles, although it would be up to the car manufacturers anyway to determine when we might see this modification in a car. Although RIM seemingly hasn't much to brag about these days, don't be surprised if Porsche gets fist crack at the interface.
1. axllebeer posted on 14 Jan 2012, 22:55 1
RIM buying QNX was one of the smartest things it has done in recent memory. Even if they don't make much $ elseware, (like selling BB7 phones), this will get them into the auto industry and keep them going. QNX is everywhere and if RIM owns them, then there should be a cashflow on hand. If they do successfully apply the OS to the next line of phones as promised and can make them a success, they stand a chance for a comeback. But with the current track record, it will be uphill, with no shoes, on molten glass all the way.
2. thelegend6657 posted on 14 Jan 2012, 23:49 4
The play book ui is fantastic , hope to see it in my car !
5. axllebeer posted on 15 Jan 2012, 09:38 1
Oh without a doubt! I love it, and am using it right now :) I recently got the new Bold and had the PlayBook day 1 and the combination is awesome. That always on data connection through my BlackBerry using it's internet that I'm already paying for is a total win. No other tablet does that.
10. Lucas777 posted on 15 Jan 2012, 23:44 1
uh other tablets do in fact do that.. but it relies on the phone's capabilities not the tablet…
and playbooks are only good if u actually have a blackberry
3. spiderpig2894 posted on 15 Jan 2012, 02:08 0
what if future cars will have the compatibility of connecting tablets as the car's interface? hmmm
4. seeds posted on 15 Jan 2012, 06:09 0
what happen if hacker "doing something" with that os ?
7. mctcm posted on 15 Jan 2012, 10:55 2
"Without having to find specific menus, the driver could get the time, temperature, and information on which track was being played on a CD."
I have had these features in my vehicles since like 1998
8. GeekMovement posted on 15 Jan 2012, 11:15 0
That still doesn't change my mind about how dumb the blackberry porsche mobile device is for $1700.
9. nb2six posted on 15 Jan 2012, 17:43 1
It's Ideal for Porsche owners though. Not only will they have their porsche jacket, hat, driving gloves and belt. They can now have the cell phone they take with them to formal events that will still let everyone know the are a porsche owner and have a very expensive taste for things that can't do many of the things more modern devices can. If you own a porsche, it's a must have accessory to bring with you to the auto club.