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BlackBerry’s QNX To Replace Microsoft In Ford’s In Sync System

BlackBerry’s QNX To Replace Microsoft In Ford’s In Sync System

Ford will be replacing Microsoft’s in Sync system with BlackBerry’s QNX for their in-car technologies going forward. This is according to a report from Bloomberg published today. People close to the matter suggest Ford is moving to QNX for a variety of reasons, including cost. QNX will be less expensive than licensing Microsoft technology, and it will improve the flexibility and speed of the next Sync system. Bloomberg’s sources have chosen to remain anonymous because this move has still not officially been publicized.

Striking a deal with Ford would be a huge win for BlackBerry and QNX, as they face great competition in the next few years in the in-car technology realm with Apple and Google gearing up to join them in that business.

Representatives from Ford, and BlackBerry have declined to comment, but if this indeed ends up happening, we’re sure to hear about it soon.

BlackBerry Board Refused To Break Up the Company Despite Interest From Apple, Microsoft and Lenovo

BlackBerry Board Refused To Break Up the Company Despite Interest From Apple, Microsoft and Lenovo

Lenovo, Microsoft and Apple had reportedly all expressed interest in various parts of BlackBerry, however the board rejected the proposals stating that breaking up parts “did not serve the interest of all stakeholders.”

According to sources Reuters reported that the company gathered plenty of interest from different suitors which included Apple and Microsoft.

According to the report, Apple and Microsoft were interested in patents and some parts of the company which the board refuted as they believed that breaking BlackBerry wouldn’t be in the best interest of the “stakeholders”.

BlackBerry will be staying intact for the time being, though the board hasn’t ruled out breaking off parts in the future. The company received a $1 billion investment earlier this week and called an end to their strategic review period.