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Blackberry to Pair Up With Android to Rebound in the Smartphone Arena

We talked yesterday about how Ubuntu and Google could possibly pair up and in turn bridge the smartphone/PC gap. Well, guess what kids? Surprise! Surprise! It’s Ubuntu RIM talking about pairing up with Google’s Android in order to revive its tarnished image and get the company back on track. As of now, things do not seem pretty for the Canadian multinational giant as it is bounded with huge fiscal losses and already whacking the whip over more than 5,000 employees.

Reportedly, Google’s Matias Duarte confirmed that Google would love to team up with Blackberry for an Android based QWERTY phone. Even Microsoft’s CEO, Mr Steve Balmer has shown keen interest in pairing up with RIM, possibly to tug in Windows OS into QWERTY smart-phones.

So, RIM has both the doors open.

Well, so why not Apple then? Well, as per our reliable sources, Blackberry is less frustrated with Android/Microsoft than it is with Apple. Their rivalry is intense and they both cannot ever sail on the same boat.

Canonically, Google and Apple have locked horns ever since the smartphone innovation has triggered. We are witnessing a poultry rivalry perhaps, each outdoing other with a better dairy product or a-sweeter-fruit. Much of the progress so far has been only on Touchscreen devices. The evergreen stereotyped hardware based keyboard phones have been void of much attention and innovation. Though there are a couple of Motorola devices (maybe one Samsung device) which embeds a physical keyboard and runs an Android OS, those phones are nothing when compared to the elite range of smartphones by Samsung or HTC.

In an interview with ABC news, Duarte revealed how much he loved hardware based keyboards and how he would love to see Android-based QWERTY phones. He talked about how much he adored RIM as a company, how big fan he was of Blackberry’s physical keyboards and how happy he would be to see Blackberry devices on board with Android.

Would you love Android based Blackberry phones? Do you think this tie-up can make Android unassailable? Would this move actually help Blackberry, regain its tarnished image?

Would this be the revenge of the fallen?