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RIM’s PlayBook to have Android apps

Research in Motion is concentrating on the numerous applications already available at the Android App Store.

With the tablet war intensifying, Research In Motion has now decided to allow PlayBook users to run Android applications on their devices.

PlayBook users cannot directly access Android Market, but can reach it through BlackBerry App World.

RIM will also launch two new app player programs, one each for Android, and its own apps.
“The BlackBerry PlayBook is an amazing tablet. The power that we have embedded creates one of the most compelling app experiences available in a mobile computing device today,” said Mike Lazaridis, president and co chief executive officer at Research In Motion.

“The upcoming addition of BlackBerry Java and Android apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook on BlackBerry App World will provide our users with an even greater choice of apps and will also showcase the versatility of the platform,” he added.

From the first impression, this new method of getting apps from the app market doesn’t look intuitive in contrast to the ease with which one can source apps from iPad or Android stores.

Also, it’s still not known whether Android developers will agree to port apps following the guidelines prescribed by Research In Motion or not, especially as they have to submit the apps separately.

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