Turn Windows Mobile Phones into a Virtual BlackBerry

dsc00845-thumb.jpgRIM is working on BlackBerryApplications Suite (BAS)  that will turn Windows Mobile Phones into a Virtual Blackerry.

BerryReview has a video and photos of it running on an HTC Touch Pro. It apparently replaces BlackBerry Connect. 

The BlacckBerry Applications Suite can be traced back to an April 2007 news release:

Research In Motion
today announced plans to expand its support for Windows Mobile®-based
devices with a new software application suite that will enable devices
from third-party manufacturers to benefit from the popular BlackBerry software applications and services

 RIM plans to begin offering the
new software application suite later this year for select devices based
on Windows Mobile 6.

Once installed, the software will provide users
with a virtual BlackBerry application experience, including support for
BlackBerry email, phone, calendar, address book, tasks, memos, browser,
instant messaging and other applications developed for the BlackBerry

Devices running the BlackBerry application
suite will be able to connect to BlackBerry services via BlackBerry
Enterprise Server as well as BlackBerry Internet Service.

It appers the development of the application took longer than expected.