Tag Archives: BlackBerry

BBM for Android Officially Canned

For the past couple of years now we’ve all heard of rumors and reports that BBM (Blackberry Messenger) will make it’s way into the Android platform. This was in the works for quite some time now and we’ve even seen screen-shots of it on an Android phone. And now after all this time, we can finally put it to rest and confirm that it is after all not coming… Read more

Blackberry Messenger Software Spotted On Android Again?

If you’re an Android user but you’ve long wanted to see features of your Blackberry handset make their way over to the Android platform. According to TechnoBuffalo, RIM’s uber-popular BBM service is once again spotted in the wild running on an Android handset. Are the images legit? TechnoBuffalo says so though their source isn’t aware of how far along… Read more

RIM Plans Blackberry Playbook Exit From Sideloading Android Apps, Says Market Is “Cesspool”

Research in Motion has announced their plans to stop allowing Android apps to be side loaded on the Blackberry Playbook says Alec Saunders, Vice President of Developer Relations for Blackberry. Saunders said that RIM wants to avoid “duplicating the chaotic cesspool of Android market.” RIM’s comments are an obvious dig at the Google Play Android app… Read more

Research In Motion sponsoring 50 developer meetups to promote Android apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook

One of the bullet points for Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook, the company’s very first tablet device, is that they have always planned on running Android applications on it. That’s great for those developers out there who want to keep their development model strictly Android, but wouldn’t mind promoting their applications in other markets. To… Read more

Video: Blackberry playbook running Android apps

RIM’s Blackberry Playbook tablet can download (via App World) and run (via the App Player) Android applications. They launch and run as any other BB application, and for the user, there is no distinction between BB and Android apps, once the App Player is running. As you can see, performance is impressive and the experience does indeed appear to be… Read more

Video: Android App Player for BlackBerry PlayBook demo

Whispers and statements of Android apps running on the BlackBerry Playbook circulated for months until RIM finally announced it would be happening. The press release for the announcement discussed how it would work at a system level, but exactly how the buttons and compatibility issues would be solved hasn’t exactly been discussed in length until now…. Read more