Hot on HuffPost Tech:

See More Stories
AOL Tech

BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet To Support Android Apps

blackberry playbook
There's probably never going to be a tablet that unseats the iPad, just as there never was an iPhone killer or a serious iPod competitor. But that doesn't mean that some companies won't make great products and fantastic business decisions. Case in point is RIM, which yesterday announced that the forthcoming BlackBerry PlayBook will support Android apps.

There are some caveats, of course. For one, the tablet only supports Android 2.3, not Android 3.0 Honeycomb apps -- which are the ones optimized for tablets. But despite the limitations, the move will doubtlessly go a long way toward pleasing a customer base that could potentially extend far beyond business users.

Tags: android, apps, blackberry, blackberry playbook, BlackberryPlaybook, honeycomb, playbook, rim, tablet

Coming soon

Thomas Houston

Editor in Chief

Amar Toor

Writer

Matthew Zuras

Design Editor

Leila Brillson

Features Editor

Terrence OBrien

Senior Blogger

Chad Mumm

Vid Guy

Meet the Team »

Get your Switched fix on the go with our free iPhone and iPod Touch app!