RIM Considers Allowing Android on BlackBerry Devices

RIM Considers Allowing Android on BlackBerry Devices

What kind of topsy-turvy world would it be if Research In Motion (RIM) allowed BlackBerry devices to run Android applications? The awesome kind, that's what. More than just a pipe dream, Boy Genius Report insists such a future is possible, or so "multiple trusted sources" keep chirping in their ear.

We already know RIM wants to get a Java virtual machine (VM) up and running on its upcoming PlayBook tablet -- the company has said as much -- but exactly which one it will use hasn't been decided. See where we're going here? According to BGR, RIM hasn't ruled out using the Dalvik VM, which is the same one Android uses. Should RIM go in that direction, it would allow the company's QNX devices -- like the PlayBook -- run most applications intended for Android.


This is all hearsay, of course, but what BGR is hearing is that RIM and Google might actually hammer out a deal that has the latter providing official support for Android apps on the former. We can't help but think that this would be a win-win for both sides.
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This is great news! and i wish it comes true. I wouldnt mind investing in a Android powered BB device especially if it had bbm running over it. I raelly wish they came come out with a bbm app or something similar for android powered phones in the near future.

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Hmmm... I would seriously consider such a device.

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I would surly get a android BB phone. I been thinking of getting away from the iphone so this would be such win!

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