Well, this may sound crazy, but it’s true. As per respected BGR, RIM is planning to add a new feature to Blackberry powered devices which will incorporate a new feature to these devices in such a manner that they can run Android apps.
Although, its won’t be easy for RIM to implement this, since there will be a huge shift of platforms (i.e java environment to QNX). Still, the maker is busy figuring out the way and is trying to get a Java virtual machine running on the PlayBook.
Here is the big news:
We have been told RIM is very much considering the Dalvik virtual machine, and we ultimately expect the company to choose Dalvik. If that sounds familiar to you, it’s because it’s the same VM that the Android OS uses and it would allow RIM’s PlayBook and other QNX devices to run just about any application built for the Android platform.
Indeed, there could be various approaches to this situation — one where RIM uses the open source Dalvik VM and does not involve Google, and another (incredible) scenario where RIM and Google might reach an agreement (basically “certify” the device/platform) that would provide official support to Android apps on RIM’s QNX-based OS, and would feature the Android Market, Google’s Gmail, Maps, and other apps.
Apparently, if this comes true one thing is for sure that Blackberry devices will be booming the market of smartphone and tablets as well. However, one thing that may haunt RIM every now and then will be that they will lose the originality of their own image.