RIM says BlackBerry 10 "can be licensed", doesn't say "will be"
Bloomberg, Heins talks about how the BlackBerry 10 software is entering the final stages of testing. He goes on to draw parallels between BB10 and the underlying QNX platform, which Heins points out "is already licensed across the automotive sector". Heins flat out says that BlackBerry 10 "can be licensed", which seems pretty definitive, but really isn't.Still, new RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has been very cagey about the whole thing. Even now in a new interview with
Of course the software "can be" licensed. Any software can be. Apple "can" license iOS software if it wants to, but that has no bearing as to whether or not Apple would ever do it (the answer is: never ever ever.) Android can and is licensed, as is Windows Phone. BlackBerry can be, and given the state of RIM and the almost certain disappointment that BB10 will meet after its oft-delayed release, it seems likely that BlackBerry will be licensed. It would be nice if RIM could admit it.