Once again the tech hype cycle is getting ahead of reality, so to the facts we go!
In a recent Bloomberg article, “Apple Said to Develop Car Operating System in BlackBerry Country,” the following incorrect statements were made:
Claim: “Apple moves are a blow to BlackBerry.”
FALSE: Hardly! BlackBerry QNX has been a leading software system in automotive for more than 20 years. You can find our software in 60 million vehicles from over 40 automotive OEMs such as Audi, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
We’ve grown our team by 30% in the past two years. Our team comprises some of the most elite engineers in the world; with more than 80 independent certifications, this is hard to disprove. They come to BlackBerry QNX and choose to stay with BlackBerry QNX because we offer some of the most challenging projects in the industry.
Claim: “The most notable Apple hire from QNX was its chief executive officer, Dan Dodge.”