Ah...but the killer feature BlackBerry brought to QNX is BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) connectivity. BlackBerry was never a mobile handset company. They were always a mobile communications company that sold two way pagers / phones. You see, BlackBerry has an international network in place. It's no longer needed to support their phones so it is being re-purposed to allow encrypted communication between all those QNX devices out there and a companies BES. Each QNX device connected means a license and each BES means a service agreement. If you bother to look at everything QNX is already running (Cisco network equipment, industrial automation [SCADA] equipment, medical electronics, and over 50% of the automobiles made today) you might begin to understand just how well positioned BlackBerry is to take advantage of the IoT. Earlier this year BlackBerry invested heavily in NantHealth and today they announced the HBox
gen 2. A health monitoring device that will send its data in real-time back to the doctor via a BES. That's a potentially huge market.