Research In Motion Ltd will soon be ready to licence its new
BlackBerry 10 operating system to other manufacturers, according to a
report on Monday.
The new platform is in the final stages of testing, and RIM is now
considering how other companies may be able to use it in a range of
products, Chief Executive Officer Thorsten Heins told Bloomberg News.
"QNX is already licensed across the automotive sector – we could do
that with BB10 if we chose to," Heins said in New York. "The platform
can be licensed."
Waterloo, Ontario-based RIM, whose BlackBerry devices have lost ground
to rivals like Apple Inc's iPhone and a range of devices that run on
Google Inc's Android software, is set to launch its own line of
devices that run on BB10 in the first quarter of 2013.