BlackBerry DevCon begins tomorrow, calls Android developers to have their apps ported for the BlackBerry PlayBook

Tomorrow marks -- among other things -- the start of BlackBerry DevCon, the BlackBerry Developers Convention of the year, and this year they will be doing something a bit different. We all know that the BlackBerry PlayBook will have an Android player, and while we are unsure of when it will release to the public, we are seeing that RIM wants to be prepared with plenty of ported applications. So, if you are an Android developer and happen to be in the San Fransisco area this week, be sure to check out the link below to see what you need to do to have your application ported for PlayBook compatability.

Source: CrackBerry

Jared DiPane
Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.
  • Dear BB users, I used to be one of you. Please do not wait for a playbook to be able to run Android apps. Simply switch to an Android device and begin experiencing the joy of Android TODAY. Don't be afraid. Many of us are here on the other side waiting to help you. Step into the light.
  • BlackBerry is a sinking ship, don't waste your time porting your apps over to a platform that no one uses for apps to begin with. Also don't buy anything from RIM if you're looking for something that has any useful apps beyond the basics.
  • Im happy to see there are sane people in the comments, absolutely no reason to get BB
  • Playbook? Whats that? Oh is that that thing thats not being sold anymore? That got dropped by sprint?
  • it was the rough draft of the Android Powered Amazon Kindle Fire. The one that is priced sanely and will making a killing when it's released.
  • As an out and out communication device I still miss my BB's, however I would not trade what I love about Android for what I miss about Blackberry. An Android BB with BIS and BES bolted on like Sense, Touchwiz etc. and I am interested again. I am a former Crackberry user who was put onto here by the Smartphone Experts link, in fact it was Crackberry that made me notice the Android revolution at all. It was alarming how many people were saying their goodbyes as they had purchased an Android device!
  • i came from a blackberry and trust me just get an android, there are so many apps!
  • Adding to the obvious. BB is dead and you shouldn't wait around to drown with it. I gave BB one last shot with the 9810 and promptly returned it for an ATRIX 2.
  • I think it would make more sense to port to webos instead. Sure it's dead and all, but the fire sale put a crap load of devices out there that work today, not at some unknown point in the future.
  • Poor Playbook... I took mine back,the next day... lol
  • Really - Blackberry is still in business?
  • Well at least Amazon will make good use of the tablet you designed. I wouldn't pay for that book...BB = bye bye!
  • I feel bad for the playbook. It's kinda like the border situation. Almost american but not quite.
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