BlackBerry Tablet OS – A discussion with Dan Dodge


As you have likely heard, Mike Lazaridis introduced the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet and BlackBerry® Tablet OS yesterday during his keynote at BlackBerry DEVCON 2010. The BlackBerry Tablet OS – based on technology by QNX Software Systems – has been designed to deliver unparalleled performance in a tablet. In honor of this announcement, we have with us today Dan Dodge, co-founder and CEO of QNX Software Systems, to talk about the BlackBerry Tablet OS and the opportunities it opens up to app developers, web developers and publishers.

Read more about the BlackBerry Tablet OS at the BlackBerry Developer’s Blog »

About Mike Kirkup

Mike Kirkup is the Director for the Developer Relations program at Research In Motion (RIM), which is responsible for managing the technical relationships and programs for RIM’s developer community worldwide. Mike and his team work with RIM’s developer community to provide support and guidance as developers work to integrate their applications to the BlackBerry platform. Mike joined RIM in 2001 as a Security Software Developer in RIM’s Wireless Security Group. As part of the Wireless Securty group, Mike contributed to the development of the BlackBerry Cryptography API, S/MIME and PGP implementations. Mike holds a Masters of Management Science and a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

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  • Cashix4

    Rim you are a joke.
    If yoh announce a tablet i expect you to launch it in 1-2 months.
    Till 2011 another 100000 tables will be in the market,and a new iPad with some inovations like apple did before with all products.

  • Ken

    I guess RIM is trying to get the media attention away from Apple and Samsung. BTW, what is the bootup time of the PlayBook? I hope is not high as 5 minutes like your phones.

  • elgreco

    “BTW, what is the bootup time of the PlayBook? I hope is not high as 5 minutes like your phones.”

    A full power off and on is just as quick as any other phone out there. You are talking about a full reboot of the phone, not a power off and on. For the record, at least if there is an issue with your battery or want to replace it to keep your device lasting long you don’t have to send it in to Apple, pay a hefty price, and get a refurbished one back.

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