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RIM's BlackBerry 10 smartphones, PlayBook 2.0 will support Android apps

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RIM's BlackBerry 10 smartphones, PlayBook 2.0 will support Android apps
RIM’s co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have been at the helm of RIM for nearly twenty years, but as the company loses consumer interest to Apple’s iOS and Android, investors pushed for a change and change has happened: the CEO duet has resigned in favor of ex-COO Thorsten Heins

Heins has spoken of little drastic change, but one interesting thing he confirmed is that the upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices and the PlayBook 2.0 will come with an Android app player pre-loaded. This means that you’ll have the opportunity to run Android apps out of the box on BB10 devices this fall, which sounds awesome.

"Playbook 2.0 and BlackBerry 10 will also have an Android player on it," Heins said.

The new head of RIM also said he was confident about the new QNX-based platform, and the upcoming devices. Interestingly, it seemed that the new CEO thought RIM’s biggest shortcoming was in communication, and that’s why he’s planning on hiring a new marketing head. Do you agree with that? And would having Android apps on the newest ‘Berries make you consider them more?

source: TheVerge

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posted on 23 Jan 2012, 07:50 2

1. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


Finally a glimmer of hope for RIM.... Now all they have to do it construct a device that doesn’t look like it should have come out in 1998!

posted on 23 Jan 2012, 08:07 1

2. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


How about Android OS in all Blackberry devices.

posted on 23 Jan 2012, 08:36

4. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


If Android OS replaces Balckberry OS then why would anyone buy a Blackberry?

posted on 23 Jan 2012, 10:53 2

6. jellytime (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Then why is Samsung selling so well they could use Bada instead of Android?

posted on 23 Jan 2012, 08:17 1

3. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)


This is great news. One of the biggestEST arguments fanboys use is that their platforms have more app. Now if all the other small boys like symbian, bada, Tizen, meego all get access to android apps, then the number of app ceases to be a factor. Now if only we could all have access to iOS apps as well!!!

posted on 23 Jan 2012, 10:26

5. linkmix (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Wow that's a market to go after. Android tablet apps,all 200 of them...if that is their strategy maybe they should cancel the tablet altogether.

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