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RIM encourages third party Android stores to submit their catalogs to the BlackBerry App World

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RIM encourages third party Android stores to submit their catalogs to the BlackBerry App World
RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook wasn’t exactly the most successful tablet launch out there, but while the tablet has many shortcomings starting with the high initial price and lack of native email client, RIM deserves some credit for trying to bring Android apps to its App World and the 7-inch tablet in particular. In its latest push, the Canadian company is welcoming third party marketplaces to bringing their catalogs to the App World.

Recently, Handster, a third-party Android store, introduced their whole catalog to the App World, and now RIM seeks for others. The company is also reaching out to individual Android developers to repackage their apps for RIM’s catalog and has even created a microsite dedicated to the BlackBerry Runtime for Android apps.

When a developer chooses to submit an app directly rather than rely on a third-party app store to bring it to ‘Berry users, he gets full control over the app’s appearance and metadata in the catalog and that means pricing, screenshots, descriptions and so on.


RIM encourages third party Android stores to submit their catalogs to the BlackBerry App World

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posted on 22 Dec 2011, 05:29 1

1. louay_joumaa (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


i dnt like blackberry but it's a smart move ;)

posted on 22 Dec 2011, 07:59 2

2. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


I played with a play book recently it is very nice a lot better than black berry phones but the lack of apps is really a problem

posted on 22 Dec 2011, 09:31

3. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


QUality Apps are the driving force behind most mobile devices.

posted on 22 Dec 2011, 16:55

4. MeDo_0 (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


I actually bought one of those playbooks at the price of $200 I like it,but i do agree the lack of apps is pretty lame,but the browsing and video and pdf books i load up on there are all i really got it for...for the price its definitely more bang for your buck..compared to an amazon kindle i was thinking about purchasing..glad i didnt

posted on 22 Dec 2011, 23:29

5. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


most people will say the touchpad is the best bang for the buck and they are right and despite all its shortcomings, the good outweighs the bad.

the playbook is to early to diagnose as good or bad. if they implement email and other need tidbits and allow most of the android catalog to migrate it would be a huge deal.

i also have the 64gb playbook and i am awaiting for the transition of beta state that it is in to a full working tablet. the hardware specs are outrageous and awesome i mean it has dual mics. the video chatting should be awesome. anyways its simply a wait and see approach but i can really see this tablet taking off if rim allows the backdoor rooting that's is starting to be compiled at the moment. man i would love dual boot mode with a custom android rom. this thing would fly

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