I am not sure what to make of this one. Tashanna let us know that ShopSavvy has confirmed that 3 BlackBerry devices are rumored to be using their Android app. We know there are rumors that RIM is working on a way to run Android apps on the PlayBook but ShopSavvys logs have the following devices running their ShopSavvy Android app from Waterloo, Ontario:
- BlackBerry 8300 ran ShopSavvy on January 31, 2011
- BlackBerry 8600 ran ShopSavvy on January 17 and 24, 2011
- BlackBerry 8520 ran ShopSavvy on February 7, 2011
The weird thing is that instead of the PlayBook we have older BlackBerry devices showing up. It could just be a fluke but a very odd one at that… I don’t know if we should be wondering if RIM has a strategy to bring Android apps to BlackBerry smartphones even before they get QNX.
My guess is that it is simply a fluke/prank but who knows…