A RIM representative has said that Blackberry’s new tablet, the Playbook, will indeed be able to run apps from the Android Market. This is quite curious considering that the PlayBook will be running a QNX-based OS, and not the Linux based Android OS. If it is indeed true I think it’s a great move for RIM to help sell more of their tablets. Consumers will be able to get the business functionality that Blackberry is known for, and it will also provide the plethora of free apps that the Android Market has to offer. I still don’t see how this is going to work, but you can hear the RIM rep talk about it in the clip below.
Personally, I’m still waiting for the iPad 2 and a few more Android tablets before I make my purchase, but if your in the business world I’d say the Playbook may be your best bet. It’s that time of year when most of the new gadgets will be released, or revealed, so I’m pumped for the time being. I hope to have one of these tablets by the Summer, so stay tuned for my inevitable review. You’ve not really thought of Blackberry’s being the “IT” devices anymore…
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