So we now know the reason that RIM slashed the BlackBerry PlayBook's prices in both Canada and the US. The fabled Android emulator that is supposedly headed our way this fall won't be able to completely replace your Android smartphone or tablet.
According to a new report from today, some of RIM's engineers who worked on the PlayBook recently discussed the emulator's limitations, and we've got a list of apps that won't work because:
- They use SIP and SIP VoIP
- They are built with the Native Development Kit
- They use Google’s in-app billing service
- They rely on Android’s text-to-speech service
- They tie into Google Maps
In other words, many of the apps that you would want to install on your PlayBook because of the fact that the BlackBerry Appworld doesn't have them, you can't. Nice going, RIM. I doubt that price drop is going to make any positive impact in sales now.[Liliputing]