It is official, RIM has confirmed that the much anticipated Playbook tablet from the maker of the Blackberry will run apps built for Android. A number of developer tools will be launched that will allow the porting of Android apps to work on the Playbook which will run RIM’s now QNX operating system.
A few other points from the news release:

  • BlackBerry PlayBook to support BlackBerry Java and Android apps
  • Native C/C++ development support added, in addition to HTML5, Flash and AIR support
  • Support from leading game engines: Ideaworks Labs (AirPlay) and Unity Technologies (Unity 3)
  • BlackBerry PlayBook becomes a new market opportunity for all the developers who have already created over 25,000 BlackBerry Java apps and more than 200,000 Android apps

Big news from the RIM camp.