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 (Posts: 265; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
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 (unregistered)
The play book ui is fantastic , hope to see it in my car !
5. axllebeer (Posts: 265; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
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 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
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 (Posts: 413; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
what if future cars will have the compatibility of connecting tablets as the car's interface? hmmm
4. seeds (Posts: 48; Member since: 13 Apr 2011)
what happen if hacker "doing something" with that os ?
7. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
"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 (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
That still doesn't change my mind about how dumb the blackberry porsche mobile device is for $1700.
9. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
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.