Research in Motion announced recently that its next-generation BlackBerry phones and tablets would run the same software, and it would be called BBX rather than BlackBerry OS or BlackBerry Tablet OS. There’s just one problem: A company called Basis International owns the trademarket for BBX.
This week Basis announced that it’s won a temporary restraining order against RIM’s use of the BBX name, and at the same time RIM has announced a new name for its upcoming operating system: BlackBerry 10.
Like the BlackBerry Tablet OS which runs on the company’s PlayBook tablet, BlackBerry 10 will be based on QNX software. But it will be the first version to run on phone-sized devices, which means developers will be able to write apps for both phones and tablets and phone users won’t have to get used to a whole new OS when adding a tablet to their collection, or vice versa.