Research in Motion released a press release this morning about its plans to put out what sounds like BlackBerry emulation software for Windows Mobile 6 that will enable select devices to emulate the BlackBerry OS allowing them to run BlackBerry applications and connect to BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES).

Is it just me, or, does this sound an awful lot like BlackBerry Connect?

I know that BlackBerry Connect focuses primarily on allowing thrid-party devices to synch email, calendar, and contacts with BES and that this new BlackBerry virtualization software will allow many other BlackBerry applications to run on Windows Mobile 6 devices as well. The big question for me, however, is if BlackBerry Connect never really caught on offering the main applications everyone used a BlackBerry for, will BlackBerry virtualization catch on offering some of the lesser used BlackBerry applications in addition.