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Rumor: Google Play Store support included in BlackBerry 10.2.1

A set of images seems to suggest that BlackBerry 10.2.1 will come with Google Play Store support, although nothing is official just yet.
November 10, 2013
Google Play Store - BlackBerry 10.2.1

A set of reportedly leaked images shows the Google Play Store running on a BlackBerry handset with a new operating system version on board, but that’s a feature yet to be confirmed by the Canadian handset maker.

A CrackBerry forum poster has shared the images below, which seem to suggest that BlackBerry users running the upcoming 10.2.1 OS update will get direct access to the Play Store on their handsets.

However, we’ll point out that there’s no way to confirm at this time whether these images are genuine or fake.

Aside from its BBM messaging platform that’s doing tremendously well on Android and iOS devices, BlackBerry doesn’t really have many reasons to be happy about right now.

The company has decided to try to reinvent itself instead of accepting bids from various rumored buyers interested in at least some parts of the BlackBerry operation, so it’ll be interesting to see if this former giant of the mobile business will survive.

In case the images are real, should we understand that one way to reinvent itself would be for BlackBerry to officially support the Google Play Store? We’ll be back with more details for you once we have more evidence to back up the story the images above seem to tell.

Would you buy a BlackBerry handset with Google Play Store support?