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RIM Extends Deadline for Android App Developers

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 15, 2012

Do you guys remember our recent report on ‘Android app developers can win a PlayBook tablet?’ We’ve got an update for you guys!

If you wanted to join the contest but was unable to, or if this is your first time to hear about it; here’s your second chance! RIM has just given an extension to the deadline of the contest. Initially, entries for the contest were only accepted until February 15. But because of the ‘overwhelming interest’ shown by the public, the company decided to extend the deadline for submitting an app until March 2.

Apart from the intense number of people who showed interest in the contest, the company also said that the reason why they decided to [...]

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RIM: Android Runtime Apps Won’t Bring Security Risks

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 11, 2012

Ever since Canadian Gadget Maker Research in Motion (RIM) announced that they will be making Android apps usable on the PlayBook tablet, a lot of people have received mixed reactions. While many have been excited to hear about this new development, there are some who are scared that this will mean vulnerable security measures for Android. At the current state, Google’s Android OS is already the most targeted of malware due to its open source and large user base nature. With RIM’s decision to make Android apps compatible with the PlayBook through a software feature Runtime, RIM said that security risks will not come along with the apps.

During RIM’s Devcon Europe event, [...]

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Android App Developers can Win a PlayBook Tablet

by: Christine TorralbaFebruary 8, 2012

If you’re an app developer looking to win a new BlackBerry PlayBook, you’re in luck! Before Valentine’s Day, you should submit an Android app to RIM’s App World so you can be a part of the contest—so that’s 5 days away!

According to Canadian gadget maker, Research in Motion (RIM), each Android developer who ports an app for their PlayBook will be rewarded with the free 16GB tablet. As a developer, all you need to do is to port your own app to the tablet’s OS.

The announcement was made through Twitter by RIM’s VP of developer relations, Alec Saunders, saying:

However, the app needs to adhere to the Vendor guidelines upheld by the App World. As such, RIM [...]

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RIM PlayBook Compatible with Android Apps Soon

by: Christine TorralbaJanuary 16, 2012

During last week’s CES 2012 event, Research In Motion (RIM) showcased a new device called the PlayBook OS 2.0. While many got excited for its upgraded and native email client, more people got interested in the fact that the version promised to run Android apps. RIM’s Vice President of Developer Relations and Ecosystem Development, Alec Saunders, has said that a few ‘number of thousands’ of Android apps shall be available once the PlayBook OS 2.0 becomes available.

However, the device is not pre-loaded with the ability to run Android apps. A software program will be required for a compatible format to the device. Moreover, developers need to put their apps through the [...]

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You Can Now Install Android Market on a Discounted BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

by: Christine TorralbaJanuary 3, 2012

In order to dispose of the remaining number of BlackBerry PlayBook from its inventory, Research in Motion has decided to sell the products for a loss. Comparing to its original price, Americans can now buy the PlayBook and save up to $400 on a unit. You can now buy the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB model for only $299 on the official web store of RIM. The sale is only until February 4, however.

And if you decide to get the discounted PlayBook, you now have access to the Android Market through a series of steps. CrackBerry has provided a step by step process on installing Android Market on the PlayBook. If you are interested, you just need to have the tablet, WinSCP, and the [...]

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Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE vs BlackBerry PlayBook

by: Ken EastDecember 21, 2011

More and more people are becoming tablet converts preferring to use a tablet than a laptop. This is mainly due to the functionality and mobility that a tablet brings. It’s not that a tablet is better than a laptop–but if you are on the go, just want to browse the Web, and don’t want the extra bulk, a tablet is definitely the way to go. A lot of tablets have emerged in the market this year and more models are expected to enter the market next year, making it more difficult to choose from the increasing variety.

Last November, Samsung released its Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE, and from then on this Samsung device has not escaped the public’s scrutiny. Many are comparing the [...]

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How to Root Blackberry Playbook And Get Android Market Too

by: Matthew SabatiniDecember 12, 2011

 

 

How did you get your Blackberry Playbook? Did you buy it or receive it as a gift?

With the incredible sales reaching as high as $300 off, the Playbook is not looking as bad as it once did with its original $500 price tag. However, the Playbook does run the Blackberry OS which is a major problem. Therefore, the Dingleberry Jailbreak Download will allow for you to get the Android Market on your Blackberry Playbook. Below we have directions that will show you exactly how to do this thanks to one of the developers. Furthermore, in the future, we might see Dingleberry giving Playbook users the ability to dual-boot.

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