BlackBerry Application Suite announced

RIM has developed a new software utility, the BlackBerry Application Suite, which will allow the BlackBerry operating system to run on non-BlackBerry handsets. Not all mobile phones are supported, they are targeted via the use of a PIN number, which will be generated for use for each type of phone.


The new software, which is still in development and is 'some months' away from a final release, according to RIM, will allow other mobile users to experience the world of the BlackBerry.


Observers who managed to try out the software, on a HTC Touch Pro in this particular case, did comment that the lack of the BlackBerry trackball was a problem, and having to use a D-pad was a bit of a trial. However, RIM's remaining development period will hopefully tackle such issues.


According to the website, the performance is pretty good and doesn't slow down Windows Mobile in any significant way.


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