RIM lies, too: BlackBerry PlayBook to run Android apps this fall, not summer


Originally, the BlackBerry PlayBook was supposed to be able to emulate Android apps by the end of summer. However, it's now thought that it probably won't be until late fall, if a new report is to be believed. 

According to a reliable source of Engadget's, the Android emulator won't be showing up in your PlayBook's software update screen until late fall. This is ridiculous, especially considering that it should've been released sometime this month. I know that when I reviewed the PlayBook back in May, the App World was severely lacking. Emulating Android and being able to run Android apps would've seriously helped the tablet in terms of apps. 

So now that this is delayed, I have two questions. One is for you PlayBook owners: are you disappointed that the emulator is delayed? And if you don't own a PlayBook: does this defer your choice on buying/not buying the tablet?


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