RIM Acquisition May Let BlackBerry Control Car Functions

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April 10, 2010 - Research In Motion is acquiring QNX Software Systems, whose open Neutrino operating system is used across many industry verticals, including autos. RIM may plan to let its BlackBerry smartphones control automotive and other functions. The QNX technology has been licensed for more than 17 million in-vehicle systems worldwide.

By acquiring the Ottawa, Canada-based QNX, RIM will gain access to its open operating system , Neutrino. The open platform is used across many industry verticals, including telecommunications, medical, defense and automotive.

RIM may also be tapping into QNX's experience with Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband access technology. QNX, along with a slew of partners, including Lucent and Toyota, was recently selected to collaborate on an LTE-connected car.

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