After the announcement of the delay of the BlackBerry OS 10 by Research In Motion, there were quite a few rumors about RIM in search of different operating systems for its device just in case the BlackBerry OS 10 fails to do the magic. But while the company might be warding off the rumors by saying they will stick with BlackBerry OS, the chief executive officer of RIM Thorsten Heins did mentioned a slight inclination towards Android when it comes to choices. Although not said clearly, this indeed confirms that RIM did think about Android as a viable option for sustaining the BlackBerry platform.
According to an interview given to the telegraph, Thorsten Heins said “We took the conscious decision not to go Android. If you look at other suppliers’ ability to differentiate, there’s very little wiggle room. We looked at it seriously – but if you understand what the promise of BlackBerry to its user base, it’s all about getting stuff done. Very little time to consume and enjoy content – if you stay true to that purpose you have to build on that basis. And if we want to serve that segment we can’t do it on a me-too approach.”
Although it was not the preferred choice for the developers out at RIM but it certainly was one of the options.
BlackBerry has always been a great platform and while with the new operating system company will be coming up with a host of new things as well. BlackBerry OS 10 will allow for “true multitasking”, potentially running a car’s navigation, entertainment and gaming systems for the whole family.
Well all things have settled now, and RIM will be showcasing the BlackBerry OS 10 based devices next year and looking at the present beta version of the operating system, we would say that some pretty exciting times are just up the horizon.