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RIM's PlayBook to support Android apps

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RIM's PlayBook to support Android apps
We have already heard that the BlackBerry PlayBook may run Android apps, but now we have it from a far more reliable source - during an MWC demo of the tablet, a RIM representative mentioned that "we will also support Android apps".

The fact this information is coming straight from someone at the Canadian company is refreshing in itself, and proves it's most likely true.

It is anticipated that the tablet will be launched in March this year, and Verizon will be one of its US carriers.

You can watch the above-mentioned MWC video demonstration below.

source: CrackBerry (Twitter) and CrackBerry

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posted on 28 Feb 2011, 10:01 3

1. Sprtwirelessrep (unregistered)

Sprint, and all other nationwide carrier getting it. Can't wait to get it, plus during that time touchscreen blackberry phones support andriod apps hopefully. excited

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 10:01 1

2. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Hmm. I guess it's just a way to be lazy about app development and making their own sdk

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 14:10 3

3. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

If I were them, I wouldn't waste money trying to make their own sdk either. It's more efficient to use another than to build yours from ground up and end up losing due in competition.
Would a lawyer buy a house or would they try to build their own?

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 14:36 2

4. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

the beatles in mobile form xD

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 22:34

5. Goldeneye (Posts: 419; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)

Good RIM then support the whole Android OS next and you're be back in the game!

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