While BlackBerry offers developers the option of quickly porting over their Android applications, users haven't looked upon these apps favorably, according to Alec Saunders, BlackBerry's head of developer relations. "From a commercial perspective, users hate them. Our partners who have ported apps get dinged for them," Saunders says. In related news, BlackBerry is making the long-awaited move of bringing the BBM chat platform to iOS and Android, but considering the competition, that's a move that's three to four years too late, Christina Warren writes.

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