Here’s food for thought: What if Blackberry ran Android apps?
In an attempt to boost the appeal of BlackBerry, a device associated with work more than games (unless Brickbreaker is your thing), Research in Motion is planning models expected for next year to run apps built for the Android operating system, Bloomberg reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the plan.
RIM’s new QNX software makes it possible for Blackberry devices to be Android compatible. The company plans to introduce QNX phones in early 2012.
Google’s Android Market has more than 250,000 apps, about six times as many in RIM’s App World. An analyst told Bloomberg that “If you get the tonnage of Android apps and the top 50 apps through BlackBerry’s App World, that addresses many of the concerns people have about RIM’s ecosystem.”