BlackBerry PlayBook Android App Player

What if you made a tablet based on an operating system that is not used on any other tablet and has very few apps available for it? If you are RIM and your tablet is the QNX based PlayBook, then you provide a way for Android apps to run on your tablet.

RIM Demos Core Apps, Android Apps on PlayBook (ReadWriteWeb)

Those of you who have worked with virtualized platforms will be familiar with the process RIM is using for their App Player. Based on what I saw in the video recording of the App Player demo provided by PocketBerry.com, the Android apps seemed to perform quickly and smoothly on the PlayBook. Android apps will be available through AppWorld for the PlayBook.

The question is though: If you are going to mostly run Android apps, wouldn’t you be better off with a good Android tablet?


Video courtesy of pocketberrydotcom