RIM Unveils BBX Operating System at DevCon

At BlackBerry DevCon Americas 2011, Research In Motion (RIM) unveiled BlackBerry BBX, its next generation mobile platform that takes the best of the BlackBerry platform and the best of the QNX platform to connect people, devices, content and services.

In addition, RIM announced a series of developer tool updates, including WebWorks for BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, the Native SDK for the BlackBerry PlayBook and a developer beta of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 with support for running Android applications. RIM also provided direction for developers on how to best develop and monetize their BlackBerry applications for today and for the future.

Additional announcements and highlights from BlackBerry DevCon Americas 2011 include:
· BlackBerry WebWorks and HTML5 apps compatible with current BlackBerry smartphones and tablets will run on future BBX-based devices
· Native SDK for BlackBerry PlayBook goes gold; released for general availability
· SDK for Adobe AIR Now Supports Adobe AIR 3.0
· BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Developer Beta now available, includes BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps

Here’s a video of BBX demo at Devcon.