back to article BlackBerry reveals slim profits as Dolby-isation of brand marches on

Freed of making phones, BlackBerry continues to "Dolby-ise" its brand, and again recorded a slim profit for the most recent financial quarter. These days BlackBerry is a collection of business and industrial software units, plus a patent licensing division. The company booked a profit of $19m on revenue of $238m in Q2 FY 2018 …

Atmos in a phone next?

Dolby Atmos.

The next big marketing push for stuffing Ray's coffin full of dollars ripping off the domestic market that will benefit almost nobody could surely be pushed in to a phone to rip off the gullible mobile market too.

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Blackberry used to be the go to choice of phone provider for governments, police, etc where security was a big selling point.

I am wondering whether now the phones with Blackberry tech are now made by Chinese manufacturers whether that might put the security of the OS in some doubt for these government dept.

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The article didn't say it was an exclusive license. The Chinese licencee says it's aiming at its own domestic market.

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Blackberries have, like everything else, been made in China for a long time. Their trick is for the OS to be able to cryptographically verify parts of the hardware and boot loader sequencing. The OS (certainly their classic OSes BB10) would refuse to run if it didn't like what it saw.

That's what set Blackberry apart in the eyes of government users; they'd thought about checking the integrity of the hardware and firmware. A bit like a PC's Secure Boot today, but for a phone. It makes tampering very difficult.

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