It's not working...
I got an email from Opera, asking for permission for them to decompile my APK's on the android marketplace and recompile them for Blackberry.
I did not grant them permission (as much as I love Opera's products), simply because RIM is already dead.
We, at Handster (a division of Opera Software), recently partnered with RIM on providing Android apps to run on BlackBerry PlayBook devices.
The partnership was announced in December last year and you must have read our email notifying you about this.
As part of the partnership, Handster is handling the conversion of Android apps to PlayBook executable apps and also the re-testing of those apps on PlayBook devices.
If an app passes the re-tesing, it is submitted to BlackBerry App World for distribution to the PlayBook.
Could you please answer the following questions for us:
1. Do you have any objections if Handster submits your apps to BlackBerry App World for BlackBerry PlayBook devices?
2. Do you have any new Android apps that you'd like to publish on BlackBerry App World? If yes, please let us know about it.
This is a great opportunity to reach a new distribution channel, without the extra development work on re-implementing apps for the PlayBook BlackBerry platform.
If you have any objections to publishing your apps on Playbooks BlackBerry App World, please let us know asap.
Otherwise, we will go ahead and make submissions on your behalf.
Looking forward to hearing from you.