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RIM Confirms, Playbook Will Run Android Apps

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.