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| | Re: Will the Playbook run BB apps?
Hmm, the official RIM BlackBerry PlayBook site states:
Rapid development environment
* Reliable BlackBerry Tablet OS, powered by QNX technology
* Supports POSIX OS, SMP, Open GL, BlackBerry® 6, WebKit,
* Adobe Flash, Java® and Adobe Mobile AIR
Mr. Lazaridis has gone on record to say "BlackBerry 6 apps will not run on PlayBook" also stating "Initially, the Majority of apps will be coded in Adobe Mobile AIR".
Since the PlayBook will feature a runtime or BB6 so that BB6 OS and apps can be displayed on it - its the same thing; but direct applications will NOT run on PlayBook without the BT Tethering Screen Sharing functionality.
POSIX applications, Java, and Mobile AIR applications, not to mention Webkit HTML based applications most likely will run on debut.
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