After a few years the company would rather forget, things are looking a little more up at BlackBerry these days. The company is on the verge of launching its second new phone in as many months – the Q10, on May 1, also know as the one with the actual keyboard – with hopes that it can get back in the smartphone game it originally pioneered.
Sebastien Marineau-Mes, the company’s senior vice-president of software, visited Toronto this week to talk about the company’s plans. Coming over in BlackBerry’s 2010 acquisition of Ottawa-based operating system maker QNX, Marineau-Mes has his sights set on a broader market than just smartphones. QNX, after all, makes the software that runs everything from car entertainment systems to nuclear reactors.
So, while the focus at BlackBerry right now is on the recently launched Z10 and the upcoming Q10, those aren’t the only things in the road map. Marineau-Mes sat down to discuss the past, present and future of BlackBerry. Here’s a condensed version ofRead More »from BlackBerry’s road map: Life after Z10 and Q10