Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Mar 2011 23:37 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Research In Motion has just dropped a pretty major bombshell about its PlayBook tablet. Rumours were heard before, but now it's official: the PlayBook, which runs QNX, will be able to run Android applications. On top of that, and less surprisingly, support for BlackBerry Java applications has also been added, as well as a native C/C++ SDK alongside the already supported HTML5/AIR/Flash environments.
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metalf8801
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2010-03-22

Will Google let RIM put the Android Market on the PlayBook so users have access to the 200,000+ apps in it? Will users be able to use third party app stores like Appbrain and the Amazon Appstore for Android? Or because of RIM's focus on security will they only let their users get apps from App World?

Also is Oracle going to sue RIM for the use of Java or do they already have a licensing agreement?

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Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

Second paragraph, second sentence.

Developers can repackage their Android applications and have them signed and submitted to the App World.


So the Android Market will not be available. It's BB App World only, which is smart.

RIM already had a Java license from Sun. The current BBOS is Java based, so RIM has lots of Java experience.

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Jondice Member since:
2006-09-20

Sounds like that will suck for users though. Before reading this I was thinking about getting a Playbook, but I don't want to have to buy apps twice.

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