Ford Dumping Microsoft

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  1. ggood

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    replace for BB ?? i would not set my money on t hat company and now they deside to drop microsoft for BB?
     
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    I think it is a smart move. Although I would never own a blackberry phone, there is no doubt the technology they have may be a significant improvement over Microsoft. We have a vehicle with Sync and it has never been as convenient as it was portrayed. Any change has to be an improvement. This is blackberry's opportunity to dig themselves out of the hole they created and shine like they once did. I see them rising to that challenge.
     
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    "BlackBerry’s QNX Software Systems can be found in cars made made by Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit and BMW, according to its website. QNX and Microsoft are the main suppliers of automotive operating system software, according to researcher IHS iSuppli. BlackBerry, at the time named Research in Motion Ltd. (BB), bought QNX Software Systems for $200 million in 2010. In addition to its presence in cars, QNX technology is used to manage nuclear-power plants and by the U.S. military for unmanned aerial drones. Its customers include Cisco Systems Inc., General Electric Co. and Caterpillar Inc."

    It's a hopeful sign that Blackberry didn't develop it, but can they afford to keep developing it? Doesn't the BMW system have a pretty good reputation?
     
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    I'm happy for Blackberry, but sad that Microsoft has another venture that resembles Windows Vista.
     
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