BlackBerry's QNX supports Apple's CarPlay

|About: BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY)|By:, SA News Editor

BlackBerry (BBRY +2.1%) spokesman Paul Leroux tells N4BB his company's QNX OS is among the automotive software solutions supporting Apple's CarPlay platform.

Leroux: "We have a long-standing partnership with Apple to ensure high-quality connectivity with their devices, and this partnership extends to support for Apple CarPlay."

Apple officially launched CarPlay (formerly called iOS in the Car) yesterday. The platform, set to be supported by most top automakers, allows users to access various Apple and 3rd-party services via in-dash systems paired with iPhones.

In January, Citron Research cites QNX's 200+ vehicle design wins as a reason for being bullish on BlackBerry. More recently, Bloomberg reported Ford plans to have QNX power its next-gen Sync automotive platform.

Shares are trading higher amid a broader market rally.