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Android developers invited to take part in 'BlackBerry 10 Last Chance Port-a-thon' this weekend

Android developers invited to take part in 'BlackBerry 10 Last Chance Port-a-thon' this weekend

Richard Devine 8

Porting and running Android applications on BlackBerry hardware is nothing new. Since the inclusion of an Android App Player in PlayBook OS 2.0, Android developers have had an additional outlet to which they can distribute their creations with minimal time and effort. Indeed, we first got our Android eye on things a little under a year ago at BlackBerry Devcon Europe. Things in the...

Third-party store uploading Android apps to BlackBerry App World without developers permission?

Third-party store uploading Android apps to BlackBerry App World without developers permission?

Richard Devine 11

The long awaited OS 2.0 update for the BlackBerry Playbook brought with it a whole host of opportunities for new apps. Now that repackaged Android applications are compatible with the PlayBook, and being accepted into BlackBerry App World, some well known names are starting to appear in the listings.  One such name is Dolphin Browser HD. A highly respected Android replacement browser...

BlackBerry users get a Google+ app, here's how it stacks up against the Android version

BlackBerry users get a Google+ app, here's how it stacks up against the Android version

Bla1ze 9

[ youtube video link for mobile viewing ] With the Google+ user base growing daily, we suppose it had to happen eventually. Yes, BlackBerry users now have themselves a Google+ app to make use of. It's not an official app mind you, it's one that was created by a company called Smarter Apps but it does indeed work for Google+ access. Some features are still missing, most notably hangouts...

Samsung says it wants no part of RIM; BlackBerry maker's stock falls in after-hours trading

Samsung says it wants no part of RIM; BlackBerry maker's stock falls in after-hours trading

Phil Nickinson 21

A report from BGR today, citing anonymous sources, stating that RIM was hoping for a $10 billion to $15 billion purchase by Samsung apparently has fallen flat, but not before the Waterloo company's stocks climbed 8 percent on the day. Samsung has not "considered acquiring the firm and are not interested," a company spokesman told Reuters. Stock in Research in Motion closed the day up 1....