When BlackBerry acquired QNX way back in April of 2010, the speculation was all about BlackBerry (RIM at the time) nudging into in-car infotainment. QNX was all about in-car goodness at the time, but as we've seen over the last three years, they are much, much more.
We've seen pieces of QNX all over. At full-form inside the awesome QNX Porsche and new QNX Bentley, and of course the BlackBerry PlayBook. QNX has moved on to more than just cars, even though it may not be obvious at first glance.
Until recently we've always known QNX as QNX, but it seems that now there may be a shift to kill the QNX name in favor of BlackBerry. Take for example the fact that there was zero mention of the name QNX at BlackBerry Live this year. Not spoken, not seen. Nothing.
After a bit of sleuthing we also came across a new design at QNX.com - instead of the old blue and white QNX logo, there is a new logo that incorporates the iconic flying B's of BlackBerry. Check out the image below. The old QNX logo was still in the header on May 13th, but now the new logo is in its place.
As we move ahead it's obvious that BlackBerry is about more than just phones and tablets. Just like Apple is about more than just the iPhone, BlackBerry is branching out more now than ever before. They are going beyond the phone and tablet market to things like in-vehicle technology (thanks to QNX obviously) so it could be the perfect time to lose the QNX name all together and just go BlackBerry. BlackBerry in your hand, home and car. Think about it.
So what do you think, should QNX just be called BlackBerry or should they leave things be? Cast your vote in the poll and let us know your thoughts in the comments.