Apple/BlackBerry partnership people. Lift your eyes from your charts.
QNX’s Paul Leroux told the blog. “We have a long-standing partnership with Apple to ensure high-quality connectivity with their devices, and this partnership extends to support for Apple CarPlay.”
*UPDATE* – We reached out to Paul Leroux at QNX and he has confirmed our presumption:
“Connectivity to smartphones and other mobile devices is a key strength of QNX Software Systems’ platform for car infotainment systems, and many automakers and tier one automotive suppliers use our platform to implement smartphone/head-unit integration in their vehicles. We have a long-standing partnership with Apple to ensure high-quality connectivity with their devices, and this partnership extends to support for Apple CarPlay.”
Monday, February 03, 2014
Avigilon Corporation to Host Fourth Quarter 2013 Investor Conference Call on March 4th, 2014
08:00 EST Monday, February 03, 2014
VANCOUVER, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Avigilon Corporation (TSX: AVO), a leader in high-definition (HD) and megapixel surveillance solutions, today announced that it will hold a conference call to discuss its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter results on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. (EST). The call will be hosted by Alexander Fernandes, President & CEO, and Bradley Bardua, CFO. All interested parties are invited to participate. The Company expects to report its financial results for the fourth quarter that same day after the close of markets.
Mar. 4, 2014 2:43 AM
"Ford will stop using Microsoft Windows in the next generation of its Sync hands-free connectivity product, to be offered in 2016. Instead, the automaker will work with Blackberry's QNX operating system. Paul said he is hoping that helps Ford's scores; other automakers who use the QNX system do well in electronics reliability."
You read that right! BlackBerry’s 10th anniversary bash is getting HOTTER n WILDER as company’s new breathtaking offer on BlackBerry Z10 has strike the bullseye selling more than 500 devices per day throughout the country. We at BBin are literally going crazy replying Emails, Channel subscribers, Twitter to guide our readers to stores online & on-ground. Unfortunately, many return home empty handed & send us Emails for more queries. So today we reached out to BlackBerry to get more details & their action upon shortage.
According to BlackBerry, the stock got sold out 3 times quicker than expected. One of city’s largest selling mobile store reported us that they have sold more than 300 devices past 3 days & are now taking in pre-orders while waiting for their next shipment to arrive. BlackBerry assures to refill Z10 smartphones in next couple of days under the same offered Rs. 17,990 price tag.
(Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) on Wednesday unveiled a smartphone that appears to come straight from a James Bond spy movie.
In addition to encrypting calls, any attempt to open the casing of the Boeing Black Smartphone deletes all data and renders the device inoperable.
The secure phone marks an extension of the communications arm of the Chicago-based aerospace and defense contractor, which is best known for jetliners and fighter planes.
Such a phone might have prevented damage to Washington's diplomacy in Ukraine from a leaked telephone call. A senior U.S. State Department officer and the ambassador to Ukraine apparently used unencrypted cellphones for a call about political developments in Ukraine that became public.
Boeing's tamper-proof phone is aimed at government agencies and contractors who need to keep communication and data secure, according to Boeing and filings with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
Made in the United States, the phone runs on Google Inc's (GOOG.O) Android operating system. The 5.2-by-2.7-inch handset, slightly larger than an iPhone, uses dual SIM cards to enable it to access multiple cell networks instead of a single network like a normal cellphone.
Due to the phone's security features, Boeing is releasing few details about the wireless network operators or manufacturer it is working with, and has not provided a price or date by which the phone might be widely available, but said it has begun offering the phone to potential customers.
Boeing's website says the phone can be configured to connect with biometric sensors or satellites. Other attachments can extend battery life or use solar power.
The phone can operate on the WCDMA, GSM and LTE frequency bands and offers WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The company has been developing the phone for 36 months, said Boeing spokeswoman Rebecca Yeamans.
"We saw a need for our customers in a certain market space" that Boeing could meet with its technology expertise, she said.
A sample purchase contract submitted to the FCC says the phone would be sold directly by Boeing or its agents.
Yeamans said Boeing combined its own engineers with the talent of people who joined Boeing recently through acquisitions that included Argon ST Inc, Digital Receiver Technology Inc, Kestrel Enterprises Inc, Ravenwing Inc, and Solutions Made Simple Inc.
BBRY Just tweeted that "QNX will bring Voice & Video will be brought to Automobiles later this year".
BlackBerry announced today that they have signed car manufacturer Daimler AG and airplane builder Airbus Group as BES 10 customers with plans to deploy BlackBerry 10 devices to their workforce. Dr. Michael Gorriz, CIO of Daimler AG said:
"BES10 in combination with BlackBerry 10 smartphones offers us the safest environment for mobile device management. With BlackBerry Balance technology, we also offer our employees the opportunity to use two profiles on one device - a professional and a private one. While the professional site is controlled and protected by IT, the user receives individual user options in the private section. With this, private services and apps can be used without compromising company data."
Airbus currently has a broad deployment of legacy BlackBerry devices and plans to upgrade their "entire BlackBerry mobile fleet to BlackBerry 10 smartphones." Airbus is reported to have conducted "several months of testing and comparison with other offerings on the market" before settlign on BlackBerry 10 and BES as their system of choice.
In addition to larger companies like Airbus and Daimler, BlackBerry has also signed a few smaller (but still largish) companies on to BES10. They include Italian airline AirDolomiti, Italian bank Banca Ifigest, fuel retailing solutions provider Tokheim, construction design and development firm Vepica, Venezuelan oil company PDVSA, and Brazilian petrochemical and engineering conglomerate Odebrecht.
BlackBerry Z3... aka "Jakarta". Set to launch in April in Indonesia for under $200. - "We're pretty confident the phone will get into the customers' hands in April. And we're going to do some cool stuff with that phone with BBM
Qualcomm Teams Up with QNX at Mobile World Congress 2014
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by Ronen Halevy on February 24th, 2014
Qualcomm technologies just gave BlackBerry another shot in the arm with their partnership on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Solutions powered by the QNX CAR platform. They have been demoing the new platform at Mobile World Congress this week on a modified Mercedes Benz CLA45 AMG to show off the latest Snapdragon Automotive Solutions. Features include:
3D navigation with points of interest and voice prompts
Advanced multimedia streaming
Flexible multi-modal user experience
HD video decoding capabilities
Smartphone-to-vehicle integration over USB and Wi-Fi
Automatic speech recognition for hands-free calls and navigation.
Over-the-air software updates over LTE
Reconfigurable digital instrument cluster and more
Chen and Forbes article. Great stuff, big publication and readership. All good stuff to change perceptions.
Next week, at Embedded World, QNX will showcase these three different systems for three different customers yet what remains the same in each product is that they all run a version of the powerful QNX operating system – the only difference is that each of these systems have been modified to meet the criteria needed for the specific product.
The first new system, that will be showcased running QNX, is a washing machine – doesn’t sound too exciting but here’s the interesting side to it: the washing machine will have a touch interface coupled with the ability to watch videos, listen to music and have the option to learn how to effectively remove stains! Instead of pushing multiple buttons, like you do on an ordinary washing machine, this new touch interface uses imagery to help you easily understand which setting does what; as well as imagery, the machine will use pickers – similar to what we have seen on smartphones with date/time pickers, except you will be able to select the temperature, speed, time and water level!
Murphy PowerView 780 display, for heavy machinery, is the second product in which QNX will be showcasing at next week’s Embedded World conference. The Murphy PowerView 780 offers a robust and easy-to-understand interface for heavy machinery, such as bulldozers, that require engine transmission, and diagnostic information bundled into one. This robust piece of equipment uses a 7-inch LCD screen, which is viewable in direct sunlight, so that it can be used in various environment. As the QNX operating system is so powerful, it even allows for developers to completely alter the look and feel of the layout with custom graphics and even OEM branding.
LineExporer pipeline inspection system, from NDT Global, is the third and final system that QNX will showcase next week. Most pipelines transport oil and gas and with any transportation of such liquids safety is a must but for safety to be in place, the pipelines themselves need to be safe and secure – to do s
Hmm wonder what messenger APP is more secure?
Nice to see Blackberry focusing on other things besides the phones!