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BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook

The BlackBerry Playbook is almost ready for launch and I for one am very excited to finally get my hands on it. It will be great to have another option to the iPad tablet on the market mostly dominated by Apple’s iPad. Don’t get me wrong, I love Apple and I don’t know if I will ever be able to go back to PC’s, but it is time for a change when it comes to personal hand-hold devices. I currently have an Apple iPhone, but I have not been completely satisfied with it, or the way Apple handles their apps. Just last week I went to use my iPhone, but it wouldn’t respond and it had a symbol on it directing me to plug it in to iTunes. I plugged it in only to be informed that it had randomly deleted everything on it. So I reinstalled my last backup only to lose all of my apps. That wasn’t the first time something like this has happened either.

Not to sound overly upset, I’ve had some good times with my iPhone too, but on a previous occasion when installing an update for my phone via iTunes, I lost all my apps, contacts and music. When I went to reinstall them on the App store, it said I had to repurchase them. That was very aggravating from a brand that promises a magical user experience.

I digress, so I am very excited to try something different, like the BlackBerry PlayBook and possibly a new BlackBerry phone. Which leads the big question. How many apps does the BlackBerry PlayBook have? At the time of writing this, BlackBerry announced that it will play all Android Apps in a sand-box environment on the PlayBook. This will give the PlayBook a much needed jumpstart in the apps department. Futhermore, Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of BlackBerry announced they will have 3000 AIR Apps, and 25000 BlackBerry Apps and as an added bonus all Facebook games will work on the PlayBook. But what really matters is how many apps work in the native QNX operating system. Some big players like Amazon announced early that they were developing apps for the PlayBook. However, this number is still unknown, and possibly very very low.

For more on BlackBerry Apps, check out the BlackBerry App Roundup by


March 30, 2012

I have a blackberry, and I was wondering how I am charged to use the Blackberry messenger. Do you need internet? And how do they charge for the pin-to-pin messages? Are they counted like SMS messages?

May 22, 2012

Please check with your service provider as to your cost regarding sms/text message service – it will be with your data plan.

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