By 8 December 2011 | Categories: news


Last October BlackBerry holding company Research In Motion (RIM) announced that it will be naming the next iteration of its mobile operating system (OS) BBX. Unfortunately, the company  faced legal action because the name had already been trademarked by Basis International as the name of its programming language interpreter, database and toolset.

Now the Canadian smartphone and tablet maker has revealed that it will be changing the name of the next-generation BB mobile OS to BlackBerry 10. This according to a tweet from the company’s official Twitter feed stating that, “BlackBerry 10 is the official name of the next generation platform that will power future BlackBerry smartphones!”.

This move follows the decision by the US Federal Court in Albuquerque to grant a temporary restraining order (TRO) against RIM, immediately barring RIM from using BASIS International’s incontestable federally registered BBX trademark at its Asian DevCon conference currently underway in Singapore.
In related news RIM recently announced that the BlackBerry Curve 9360 will be locally available from MTN, Vodacom as well as Cell C and also introduced the successor to the Torch 9800 locally - the new BlackBerry Torch 9810 smartphone.


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