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Originally Posted by Dubdub
Nope. Why would you want to ruin a good thing? Almost as bad as asking if you could put Windows Mobile on a BB. Not quite .... but almost.
Firstly, you are somewhat right - why ruin a good thing and put Linux on a BlackBerry?
BlackBerry works and it works well; besides, it's unlikely that a Linux operating system would offer much more functionality than BlackBerry devices already do, and it's HIGHLY unlikely the "push" e-mail would be able to match or beat Research in Motion's (RIM) offering.
Where I DO disagree with you however, is in your comparision of Linux and Microsoft's Windows Mobile - that's like comparing a Mitsubishi Lancer and a ute - the Lancer looks nicer, but the ute is far more functional for performing essential tasks.
Linux may not be as widespread as Windows (especially in the consumer market), but it's years ahead of Windows and far, far more secure!
You would be silly to underestimate the technical capabilities and advantages of Linux of other operating systems.
Getting back on topic, in answer to the original question, in THEORY it should be possible to Linux onto the BlackBerry devices (key phrase being "in theory"), but you will most likely have to build the operating system from scratch on your own...