+ Saturday September 21st, 2019

If you own a Blackberry Playbook, why? Also, you won’t be able to run a large amount of Android apps when that functionality becomes available. RIM have detailed which apps won’t work on the Playbook, and it’s a fair few. You won’t be able to run/use/acquire apps which..

  • Are built with the Android NDK — compiled in C (most graphic/performance intensive games)
  • Use Google Maps
  • Make use of the Android Market’s in-app billing system
  • Use Google’s text-to-speech engine
  • Are Live Wallpapers
  • Use any form of VoIP
  • Link an activity to the Android launcher

So there’s a fair chunk of the Android applications slashed from being able to be used on RIM’s first and only tablet. I hope you didn’t buy the Playbook just for its future Android app-player.

[Image via MobileDownloadBlog]
Source: Engadget, and Thinq.

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I’ve got one just for the simple reason that it is the slickest most solid tablet to use, IOS is too complex, Android too flakey & windows too heavy.
It will be handy to have whaat Android apps we do & when you think about the reasoning behind those apps not working it’s fair enough.


Ouch. I bought a Playbook because it was the most powerful 7″ tablet
and I knew it was going to get Android apps. I thought the software could
always get updated in the future.

I’m quite happy with the Playbook. Love the swipe interface. Love the form
factor. It is great for reading and holding one handed.

Definitely interested
in the Samsung Note or Amazon Kindle Fire if the Playbook doesn’t get enough
apps that I want, and SSH app would be nice.

Andrew Palozzo

I actually think that’s a pretty good chunk of apps still… Apart from games and google maps, and if you bought a playbook they probably weren’t your priority… 

Everything else thats important should be available…

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