Recently, we have seen Alec Saunders discuss BlackBerry and its project ION as it races to develop an iOT standard and platform: http://wp.me/p381yl-1ds
Alec stated, “BlackBerry is in the best position to provide the technological building blocks, applications and services needed to deliver on the vision of IoT.”
An interesting article elaborates on this:
May 27, 2014
BlackBerry Battles Google for the Internet of Things: Let’s Hope BlackBerry Wins
By Rob Enderle
President and Principal Analyst, Enderle Group
The war for smartphones is not over, but it is rapidly moving on to the Internet of Things, where most of the appliances, vehicles and devices around us are both connected to the Web and to each other. But there is an inherent problem in this market — while there are interconnect standards, there has been no platform that has emerged as dominant, and the standards that do exist haven’t yet fully addressed the emerging need to manage or secure these devices.
BlackBerry actually has the missing parts pretty well in hand and is planning to take its QNX platform, already dominant in automobiles, to the Internet of Things as an alternative to Google’s similar effort.