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CEO Thorsten Heins apparently has suggested that Research In Motion may one day license its BlackBerry operating system and stop producing handset hardware. Whether such a move would help put the embattled company back on track or be the final step in a march to oblivion -- much like the path Palm took just two years ago -- is the question. "It seems odd that RIM's CEO would float a different business model a matter of days before it officially unveils its new OS and hardware," said Ian Fogg, senior principal analyst and head of the IHS mobile sector at IHS iSuppli.
If they did do this, they could make the Blackberry OS available to install and dual boot with Android OS phones, that way business users could have an environment for their business affairs, and Android for their personal affairs.