BlackBerry Packager for Android leaks on video during day 1 of DevCon

BlackBerry Packager for Android leaks on video during day 1 of DevCon
Today might just be one of the most exciting non-Apple iPhone days in smartphone history. Motorola is expected to introduce its super-thin LTE enabled  DROID RAZR and judging from pictures leaked on the teaser web site, this looks like one nice looking handset with the specs expected to match the high-end look of the phone. We will be starting our live blog of this event at 12 noon eastern time in the States. Later this evening, Samsung and Google are getting together to show off the latest build of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. The first ICS smartphone, the Google Nexus Prime (or the Google Galaxy Nexus) is also supposed to be announced at the event. Our live blog starts at 9pm eastern time in the U.S., so don't miss it!

With all of these high profile introductions set for today, it is easy to see how the annual BlackBerry DevCon has managed to slip everyone's mind. Although Tuesday is just day one of the three day conference, a major leak has already occurred as a RIM produced video shows off the BlackBerry Packager for Android. While the video shows off the Packager, it also describes certain features that developers might find useful such as a way to check every Android app to see if it is compatible with BlackBerry OS, converting APK files to BAR files and showing off an overview of the BlackBerry Packager. The video also gives developers a hint to get signature keys before doing any porting or development and also shows off the long awaited Android Player running on a BlackBerry PlayBook.

This is certainly a reason for BlackBerry PlayBook users to celebrate. And don't forget, we should see one of the new BlackBerry SuperPhones at DevCon, news that on a normal day would have everyone perched at the edge of their chair.

source: BBOS

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4 Comments

1. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

I don't think this will dig and wake blackberry from its grave. They should come up with something unique to their OS. Something revolutionary.

3. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

think its too late for them

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

With Moto and Sammy's releases, the bar just got raised even higher for RIM. I suspect RIM continues to lose market share. Especially during this XMAS season.

4. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Put Android software on blackberry, theres your answer dummies

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