Google’s Matias Duarte Would Welcome RIM to the Android Universe

It’s a known fact that RIM has seen better days. It’s Blackberry phones used to be the best-of-the-best. Now it’s bleeding money right and left. Situations have become even worse now that BB10 has been pushed back to early 2013, rumors have begun to spread that CEO Thorsten Heins and his company may be looking into adopting another, more established platform.

Google’s Director of Android Experience, Matias Duarte, commented on the idea of RIM joining the ranks of Android OEMs: “If RIM wanted to work on Android devices, I would really welcome that. They clearly make great physical keyboards.

Although physical keyboards may be fading away, it’s still relatively common to hear die-hard Blackberry fans clinging to their platform for their love of RIM’s physical keyboards. If the Waterloo-based company could release a high-end Android 4.1 smartphone with their signature keyboards. There is a solid possibility RIM could recover at least some of it’s lost funds.

Duarte has issued his invitation, the question now becomes: Will RIM join the fun?

The Verge

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