Over the past several months, we’ve heard plenty of rumors about BlackBerry 10 hardware, and seen renders of some admittedly unusual-looking devices. When it comes to the operating system itself, though, we’re still largely in the dark. The once-BBX platform is based on QNX, like the operating system currently running on the PlayBook. We’ve been curious to learn just how RIM will adapt that system for its smartphones. It turns out we’ll soon get our chance to learn, as RIM has revealed its intent to showcase the OS at next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
A company spokesman confirmed the plans, adding that RIM will continue to promote BlackBerry 7, as seen on its current generation of devices. While BlackBerry 10 will be there, the spokesman didn’t have anything to say about associated hardware. With RIM not planning to release those models until much later in the year, it may not have anything final ready to show-off in February, and could end up demoing the OS on prototype hardware.
We’ll be providing some first-hand coverage of all the smartphone news revealed at the MWC, so check back with us in late February to see what RIM’s cooked up.