To come with over 2000 apps initially
Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM) displayed its tablet device the Blackberry Playbook in the US in a party.
There are about 2,000 apps set for availability when the tablet hits retail stores on 26 April. A company representative said that eventually the company’s App World will store about 100 times that number of apps for PlayBooks.
However, it is unlikely that the PlayBook’s compatibility with Android Gingerbread will be ready by next week.
The PlayBook is aimed at both consumers and business professionals. The native core apps that are available include Pictures, Videos, and three Microsoft Office-compatible productivity apps: Word to Go, Sheet to Go, and Slideshow to Go.
To access native e-mail, contact and calendar apps one will have to connect the tablet to a RIM BlackBerry phone. But Web-based e-mail services such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, and AOL will be available through the built-in browser.
The tablet lacks 3G/4G connectivity, but one can connect to the Internet through Wi-Fi or by tethering the tablet over BlackBerry Bridge.