We reviewed the RIM PlayBook a few weeks ago and we found that as a tablet, it was pretty good. Our grudge, like many others is that the PlayBook lacks apps to run on the platform. There have been rumors in the past that an app that runs Android apps on the tablet is in the works. N4BB, a blog dedicated to BlackBerry devices has received a beta version of app that is supposed to be designed to let Android apps run on the PlayBook. The first impression is that the app is large in size and the apps don’t perform very well. The Back button that is vital to Android apps isn’t available either. You need to use gestures to navigate the apps. 

Not the final build, but it's a glimpse of things to come

Not the final build, but it's a glimpse of things to come

However, this is one of the earlier beta builds and the final product might be a lot better. For now, users should be able to run simple, basic Android apps on their PlayBook. This by itself should be great considering the PlayBook App Market doesn’t have too many apps available for download. If you want to try it out for yourself, head over to N4BB to download it. The PlayBook hasn’t seen the success it expected after users found the tablet to be slightly overpriced and not really offering the same flexibility as some of the other tablets in the market.

Publish date: July 22, 2011 10:37 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:13 pm

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