BlackBerry just can't catch a break. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a judge in New Mexico has barred RIM's handset brand from using the name "BBX" for its upcoming operating system. RIM released a statement saying:
"RIM doesn't typically comment on pending litigation, however RIM has already unveiled a new brand name for its next generation mobile platform: BlackBerry 10."
The ruling comes on the heels of a restraining order placed this past Tuesday by an Albuquerque-based software company Basis International Ltd. which said it already trademarked the name BBX for one of its best-selling products which came out in 1985.
The BBX operating system was to be the next software to power BlackBerry's next generation of smartphones. It was based on the current BlackBerry Tablet OS which itself is based on the QNX operating system that RIM purchased last year. The first phones to carry the new OS were supposed to be released in January but will now be held back.