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Android Apps Already Running on Some BlackBerry Smartphones?

February 25th, 2011

01 In January 2011, we heard a rumor that BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet and upcoming QNX-based smartphones would have the ability to run Android Apps, but have you heard that some BlackBerry smartphones are already running Android Apps? Now, according to ShopSavvy’s flurry logs, they have already run their Android App on various BlackBerry devices. Here are the details:

  • BlackBerry 8300 ran ShopSavvy on January 31, 2011
  • BlackBerry 8600 ran ShopSavvy on January 17 and 24, 2011
  • BlackBerry 8520 ran ShopSavvy on February 7, 2011
    I know this is just a rumor, but it might be possible to run Android Apps on BlackBerry devices in the not too distant future. What do you think?

RIM Made an Official Statement on BlackBerry PlayBook Battery Life Rumors

December 31st, 2010

02 Great to see that RIM has stood out to respond to the rumors on the delay of BlackBerry PlayBook due to the poor battery life. They made an official statement, saying:

Any testing or observation of battery life to date by anyone outside of RIM would have been performed using pre-beta units that were built without power management implemented. RIM is on track with its schedule to optimize the BlackBerry PlayBook’s battery life and looks forward to providing customers with a professional grade tablet that offers superior performance with comparable battery life.”

 

The original rumor came from Kaufman Brothers analyst Shawn Wu, who claimed that PlayBook’s battery life was below up to par when compared with the current tablet market, such as: the Samsung Galaxy Tab or Apple iPad, so the Q1 launch of PlayBook would be delayed to May 2011 to get the issue fixed.

I am glad that RIM released an official statement immediately after the rumor popping up to vote down any negative claims on the launch of PlayBook due to the poor battery performance. Accordingly to the statement, RIM is still on track with its original schedule on the Q1 launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook. Let’s look forward to it!

Rumors on the Delay of BlackBerry PlayBook

December 29th, 2010

01A couple of weeks ago, RIM wrapped up their BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Webcast series without mentioning battery performance. Recently, we heard rumors that RIM might be delaying the early Q1 launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook due to battery life issues. The rumor comes from Kaufman Brothers analyst, Shaw Wu, who claimed that the delay was due to the poor battery life by comparison with other tablets, such as the iPad that has 10 Hrs worth of battery life, but the BlackBerry PlayBook is said to have “just a few hours” worth of battery life. Shaw Wu said that RIM might delay the launch of PlayBook to May 2011 to get the issue fixed.

Currently, there is still no official word from RIM on this matter. Anyway, we hope that RIM can fix the battery life issue as soon as possible and give us a longer battery life if it is true. What are you thinking? Do you want the PlayBook now? Would it matter if the battery doesn’t last as longer as you suppose? Will the poor battery performance influence your decision on purchasing the PlayBook?