- Aug 29, 2012
BlackBerry 10 is a proprietary mobile operating system, developed by BlackBerry Limited (formerly Research In Motion) for its BlackBerry line of smartphone and tablet handheld devices. It is based on QNX which was acquired by BlackBerry in April 2010. BlackBerry has claimed that there is not a single line of code from the current BlackBerry legacy OS present in the new QNX-based OS. The platform was originally called BBX but this was changed when BlackBerry was blocked from using the BBX trademark after legal action from BASIS International, who already uses it for their software. BlackBerry CEO, Thorsten Heins, has said that the company is considering licensing BB 10 to other OEMs. The first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones were released on 30 January 2013.