Back in April of 2007 Research in Motion announced BlackBerry Application Suite which allows Windows Mobile devices to actually run the BlackBerry OS as anplication within Windows Mobile. You could almost think of it as a BlackBerry virtual machine that runs with in Windows Mobile.
Well, after not hearing about BlackBerry Application Suite again for over a year and a half, it looks like RIM has gone ahead a created the darn thing and has gotten it to run on an HTC Pro. According to BerryReview, this is BlackBerry OS 4.2 which is being virtualized.
I think that BlackBerry Application Suite will be a way for RIM to capitalize on monthly fee revenue from Windows Mobile users that wouldn’t have otherwise bought a BlackBerry. That is if it catches on better than BlackBerry Connect…
Now that’s sexy.