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RIM brags about increased apps for PlayBook, “We’re up to seven now!” they don’t really say

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It’s not fair that when I read a story about Research In Motion, I start sadly shaking my head. It’s not fair at all! I should stop that! Nevertheless, RIM was in Barcelona talking about the PlayBook tablet, which now has 10,000 apps. RIM VP of global alliances Martyn Mallick says those apps and a platform that can handle Android apps should spur a wave of new applications that will make the PlayBook even more attractive. “There’s a multiplier effect and we’re on the cusp of seeing that happening,” Mallick told Bloomberg.

ZDNet actually runs a positive review of PlayBook today, saying that it runs pretty well even if the app selection is still thin. Especially attractive is the price point:

Speaking of the Kindle Fire, the PlayBook is routinely available at retailers for $199 for the 16GB model, and that puts it competing squarely with the Kindle Fire for the same price. The hardware of the PlayBook is better than that of the Kindle Fire, and with the ability to run Android apps it is a firm competitor. The PlayBook 2.0 OS is better than Android, too.

Anyone looking for a cheap tablet that is high quality should seriously consider the BlackBerry PlayBook. It is easily worth the same price as the Kindle Fire, and a better tablet for the price.

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