BGR has apparently been sitting on a copy of the Blackberry Application Suite for Windows Mobile, basically a virtualized Blackberry running similar to Styletap, for more than a month now, and have finally delivered their review of the software.
They liked the application, and commended it for being a full OS, with the full complement of applications they expect to find on a Blackberry.Â Unfortunately the OS being emulated is version 4.2, apparently more at home in 2005 (no HTML e-mal, poor browser) than the more later versions 4.6 and 4.7. To the BGR team that makes the whole venture rather pointless.
The Blackberry side however integrates well with Windows Mobile, with GPS and Bluetooth working perfectly (WIFI not) and SMS being handled on the Blackberry side, while the Windows Mobile dialler is seamlessly accessed on that side.
The software also has the potential of almost completely obscuring Windows Mobile, being able to be set to launch at reboot of your phone, so the owner will never get to appreciate our favourite OS.
To the BGR team, the real potential of the application is the likelihood of an upgrade of the emulated OS to the more recent versions, at which point they expect to make converts of a great number of Windows Mobile users. We think that’s rather unlikely, and we may see many more Blackberry heads gravitating to the great hardware selection offered on the Windows Mobile platform, especially now a layer of pretty has been applied.
Read the full review at BGR.com here.