If you've ever, for whatever reason, wanted to run an Android app without an Android phone, a company called BlueStacks is looking to fill that need. By utilizing some fancy virtualization technology, BlueStacks will let users run Android apps side by side with native Windows apps.
BlueStacks will tie in with your Windows drivers to allow access to computer hardware like the camera or printer. There will be no Android Market support, so all apps would need to be sideloaded, or installed through the Amazon Appstore. BlueStacks will rely on keyboards and mice for input, but that might not work so well in Android apps designed for touch. A Windows tablet may benefit, though.
BlueStacks is expected to debut later this year, but an exact date was not available. The virtualized environment is based on Android 2.2, so we hope to see a more updated version when the product officially launches.