Research in Motion makers of the ever popular Blackberry has announced that it has purchased QNX Software Systems from Harman international.
QNX which is based in Ottawa, Ontario was formed in 1980 and is a leading provider of embedded systems. QNX has a very strong real-time operating system (RTOS) and has especially been a strong player in the in-car entertainment sector.
There is speculation that RIM will attempt to create a more seamless integration between it flagship Blackberries and in car systems. This integration could lead superior user experience which could help differentiate RIM from Apple iPhone or Google’s Andoid platform.
Then again perhaps it is just a cheap source of patent protection.