Rumor: BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to support Android apps


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Research in Motion is reportedly looking at ways of getting around one of the major downsides of its BlackBerry platform: the limited app catalog. Rumors that the company is working on some sort of Android app support for its QNX-based PlayBook tablet have been circulating online for months, but recently a rep seems to have confirmed it while mentioning -- in video -- that the device will support Android apps using the "the Dalvik engine on top of QNX."

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The PlayBook's design exudes the same sense of finely honed "business chic" that Research in Motion has perfected in its BlackBerry smartphones.But the PlayBook's software suffers from several missteps and oversights, especially in the drought of useful apps -- the very things that have made tablets such a hit -- and the lackluster performance of Adobe's Flash player.