BlackBerry Smartphones Running Android Apps: PlayBook Too?

When it comes to the BlackBerry smartphones one of their major criticisms of the devices is the lack of apps that feature on them. The same things are true of the BlackBerry PlayBook, which with a decent app store behind it would do extremely well.

Well with all that in mind we are reading reports that there are Android applications being tested on BlackBerry devices. According to BGR’s Zach Epstein RIM are working on a solution that would allow Android apps to run on not only the smartphones but on their tablet PC too.

Epstein goes on to mention their source ShopSavvy who are showing analytical data tracked by Flurry showing the following devices accessing its servers running the Shop Savvy app from Android, the BlackBerry 8300, 8600 and 8520 on various different dates.

ShopSavvy add in their report that the signals that were tracked by Flurry, the signals came from Waterloo, Ontario which is in Canada. The significance in where the signals are coming from is that they are coming from the same location as RIM’s HQ. What isn’t clear is why it looks like older devices are the ones being tested, I guess we will just have to wait and see what happens in the next little while.

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