RIM's been having issues lately. It seems like I say that line every single time I write up a post about RIM, BlackBerrys, or the PlayBook; unfortunately, I have to say it because it's so true. RIM knows it's true, too, because at its DevCon conference this week, the manufacturer decided to drop both BBOS and QNX. It's combining the two, and naming the product BBX.
One of the main features of BBX for the PlayBook is the highly sought-after Android emulator. Actually, it was highly sought-after even before BBX was released; we've been waiting for it ever since the PlayBook made its way into the market.
We don't know exactly when BBX will be released to the public, but you can bet that it won't be too long. 2012 is coming up, and that's long been rumored to be the year of the QNX/BBX smartphone. RIM's developer preview 2.0 is out right now, though, and running pretty well on existing PlayBooks. Hopefully, that means the golden master is close to completion and we'll see BBX on RIM's tablet offering before year's end.[Engadget]