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BlackBerry PlayBook to support Android Apps ?

Bapun Raz

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RIM’ s BlackBerry PlayBook has been one of the most anticipated tablets. It boasts of rich
multitasking capabilities, with native support
for Adobe Flash and Air, which means there are
tons of existing apps ready to run on it. Although
the Playbook is great piece of hardware , most are
skeptical about the apps that would be available for the device. Now there is a rumor that the device can
run Android apps. Sources say that the PlayBook tablet has the
capability to run third party applications designed
for Google Android devices. According to a video
that showcases the BlackBerry PlayBook at MWC
2011, we hear the demo-guy mention about the
Android app support. RIM is still looking for a Java VM to run on the PlayBook. RIM may adopt the
Dalvik virtual machine to support Java applications
and has even opened its development center to the
world, offering users a chance to win a free
PlayBook if they submit before the PlayBook
launches. The BlackBerry PlayBook features 7-inch LCD
multitouch capacitive display with 1024 x 600
resolution, 3 MP front-facing camera and 5 MP rear-
facing camera (both HD), 1GHz dual-core processor,
WiFi, which is expected to launch in March 2011 in
USA.


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