A new story from Reuters has indicated that BlackBerry could come out with a phone loaded with the Android operating system later this year.

The news outlet says that sources told them that this doesn’t mean the end of BlackBerry 10, but it is a big move that signifies the Waterloo company’s dwindling sales.

One of the reasons for the move is that BlackBerry CEO John Chen is putting its bets on a device management system called BES12.

BES12 gives companies the ability to manage not just BlackBerry phones but also Android, iOS and Windows devices on their internal networks.

There is a big posibility that the Android OS could come out on the slider device that was teased at Mobile World Congress a few months ago.

This also means that this Android device could launch this coming August.

Via EnGadget