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Blackberry CEO calls tablets a fad, but probably because his company’s tablet failed

The CEO of Blackberry had some choice words regarding the state of the tablet market. In short: it’s a fad, and a poor business decision for a company to cling to. Is he right or is that a sour smell coming from his pores?

BlackBerry PlayBook updated to version 2.0, Android app support is live

We’ve been hearing about RIM’s efforts to bring an Android app emulator to their tablet platform for some time now. If the functionality had been included out of the box it may have saved the doomed PlayBook, but better late than never. Right? A big update is hitting the BlackBerry tablet today that finally enables […]

RIM Offering Free Blackberry Playbook to Android Developers Who Repackage Their Apps for Blackberry

RIM’s trying to get things rolling on the apps side of things and are enticing any and all Android developers to repackage their Android applications as Blackberry Apps to be used on the new BlackBerry Playbook 2.0 update. The offer? A free Blackberry Playbook. With RIM’s compatibility layer for Android applications developers can have their […]

BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0 Update Coming Next Month – Runtime For Android Lets Users Run Android Apps and Games

The BlackBerry Playbook is said to be receiving its OS 2.0 update come next month and along with some much needed new improvements (like a native email app), the update will finally give the device the long promised ability to to play Android apps and games via the BlackBerry Runtime for Android app player. Developers […]

Android Market Finds Its Way Onto The Blackberry Playbook – Makes The Dying Tablet Desirable Again

Seems some crafty developers have somehow managed to get the Android Market up and running on the BlackBerry Playbook, giving the dying tablet a new lease on life. Just like the failed HP TouchPad, this is all thanks to Android. If you’re familiar with root and command line interfaces, the process seems pretty simple. Install […]

Android Apps Running Smooth on BBX 2.0 Beta for the Blackberry Playbook [Video]

The guys over at Macberry were able to get their hands on the new BBX 2.0 developer beta for the BlackBerry Playbook. Besides the more of the same QNX UI we’re used to seeing on the tablet, we get another glimpse at Android apps running smooth as butter on the device. In the video you […]

BlackBerry PlayBook Android App Support Delayed Until Late Fall

The BlackBerry Playbook keeps us interested for one reason and one reason alone: its promised ability to run Android applications through the use of emulation software. The RIM tablet shipped without the functionality out of the box, but an update including the Android App Player was said to be coming this summer. We have seen […]

Android App Player Leaks for BlackBerry PlayBook, Based on Android 2.3.3

The Android App Player for the BlackBerry Playbook was promised as part of a future update to RIM’s tablet, but thanks to some snooping by N4BB, a pre-release build of the apps emulator has been unearthed. What’s more? The Android App Player is based around Android 2.3.3, meaning PlayBook users will have access to a […]

RIM Shows Off Android App Player For BlackBerry Playbook [Video]

Today at the BlackBerry World conference in Orlando Florida, RIM’s Senior Project Manager, sneak peaked the latest software addition to their BlackBerry Playbook. The Android App Player. Just as the name suggests this will allow a user to load Android apps and run them on their very own Blackberry Playbook. We heard about this feature […]

Android Apps On BlackBerry PlayBook [VIDEO DEMO]

Earlier today we told you how BlackBerry showed off Android App integration on the PlayBook, something they announced long ago but first demonstrated today. Well a video of the demo, which occurred at BlackBerry World 2011, just hit our inbox. Impressed? Unimpressed? Don’t really care? In my opinion it’s like saying, “Hey, would you like […]

BlackBerry Android Player Will Emulate Apps On Playbook

We’ve long heard rumors that the BlackBerry Playbook would run Android Applications and Games – smart move for RIM considering relying on their current operating system would be like bringing a knife to a gun fight. They even confirmed the fact in a press release last month. I’m not sure why Blackberry 7 OS would […]

Honeycomb on the BlackBerry PlayBook? No, That’s Just a Photoshop Fail

Actually, it’s more of a Google Image Search Fail. See, when creating the above flyer for the BlackBerry Playbook, the ad wizards behind it must have simply grabbed the first thing they came across with a decent resolution. Yes, the PlayBook has the ability to run Android applications natively without too much fuss. No, the […]

Official: BlackBerry PlayBook to Run Android Apps via ‘Optional App Player’

When the rumors began swirling that RIM was cooking up support for Android apps in their upcoming BlackBerry Playbook (and possibly future smartphones), most thought the idea a bit too out there to be true. Well, read it and weep (or rejoice): Android app support has officially been announced for the PlayBook tablet, which is […]

More Sources Say BlackBerry PlayBook to Get Android Apps, but not with Dalvik

It looks like those rumors about the BlackBerry Playbook coming ready to run Android apps are getting some weight behind them, only now whispers are leaning towards the functionality being officially implemented by RIM rather than as a side-effect of the tablet utilizing the Dalvik Java Virtual Machine. This new information actually goes against that […]