As far as we know now, it was assumed that upcoming BlackBerry smartphones with OS 7 would be eligible for an update to QNX OS. Now a report over at Business Insider is suggesting that all these BlackBerry 7 devices will not be capable of updating to QNX in early 2012 when launched.
The alleged source is an insider from RIM, but hopefully this is just a misinterpreted rumor. It would be very inconvenient for BlackBerry users now, and a horrible future for the company if they seriously kill off these OS 7 devices in a few months just like that. Let’s hope this is just a rumor and not a reality.