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BlackBerry phones to feature Amazon’s Appstore… for Android apps

One of the things that makes BlackBerry recent smartphones unusual is that although they run BlackBerry OS, they can also run Android apps. The problem is that since these aren’t technically Android devices, Google doesn’t let BlackBerry license the Google Play Store, which can make it difficult for users to actually find Android apps. Enter Amazon. […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 won’t support side-loaded Android apps

With the release of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, RIM made it possible to run thousands of Android apps on the company’s 7 inch tablet. That dramatically increases the number of apps available for the tablet, since there are far more apps developed for Android than for the PlayBook OS. Right now there are two ways […]

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Android apps coming to BlackBerry tablets this month

Research in Motion plans to release BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 later this month. When the company showed off an early build of the new operating system for PlayBook tablets at CES in January, RIM highlighted the new calendar, contact, and email apps — but made no mention of the fact that the tablets would be […]