Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

Summary: The RIM BlackBerry PlayBook has been out for one week and there are now over 1,700 apps in the BlackBerry App World software store. While many of the big names are still missing there are plenty of apps to keep you occupied.

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Topics: Mobility, Hardware, Mobile OS, BlackBerry, Tablets

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  • RE: Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

    The music player seems pretty solid. And I was able to drag n drop my tunes from iTunes on my Mac right over to the Playbook, so all is well...
    penguy
    • RE: Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

      @penguy I can't get my iMac to work w/ my PlayBook, what do I have to do? When I plug doesn't recognize, just sits there, doing nothing at all.
      catulo1981
  • RE: Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

    How sad. 1700 apps and most of the best ones are either preloaded or free. If only they had an email app. I am sure it would have made the list too.
    nfin8@...
    • RE: Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

      @nfin8@... <br>Shame the iPad is to years old and still doesn't have a browser that works <img border="0" src="http://www.cnet.com/i/mb/emoticons/grin.gif" alt="grin"> the need for apps on the ipad is endogenous, when you don't have a browser you need a hell of a lot of apps. <img border="0" src="http://www.cnet.com/i/mb/emoticons/grin.gif" alt="grin">
      kiddo2050
      • RE: Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

        @kiddo2050 And what exactly doesn't work in the iOS browser? Please don't say Flash. That argument is rather thin since Android and the PB can't seem to run Flash either.
        nfin8@...
      • RE: Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

        @nfin8@... - Silverlight.
        NO_CARRIER
      • RE: Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

        @nfin

        Don't bother trying to educate an idiot. All you get is an educated idiot, but one who is still an idiot.
        Wakemewhentrollsgone
      • RE: Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

        @nfin; flash runs just fine on the playbook... by the way. i can't for the life of me understand why a tablet buyer/user wouldnt want more out of their tablet than whats been around for years (called an itouch).and guess what its half the price.
        fraze8888
  • RE: Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

    The facet that NFS is the top game on PB and angry birds is the top game on iPad says it all... iOS can't handle real gaming. Steven Jobs iPad=Fail try again.
    kiddo2050
    • RE: Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

      @kiddo2050 Not sure if it really counts comparing the top paid iPad app with the top free-included-with-your-hardware app. I also don't think you can justify the the statement that iOS can't handle "real" gaming.
      nfin8@...
      • RE: Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

        @nfin8@... I agree, somewhat - iOS with the new support for BASIC OpenGL will be able to do some 'real gaming' too. It will be a bit slower in some aspects (Objective C, slower dual core 900MHz CPU, less RAM), but quicker in others due to the dual core GPU. The problem is the 'powerful' games will isolate all the original iPad owners who won't be able to run them, the lack of stereo speakers on the device is unfortunate, and it's size/weight does not make it suitable for long 'active' gaming sessions. (try playing a game like NFS for an hour holding the iPad2... not much fun.)
        NO_CARRIER
    • RE: Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

      @kiddo2050 How does that say anything? If NFS is your reference for real gaming, then the iPad can definitely do it with NFS Shift, Real Racing HD and several more.

      On the other hand, the "wireless email company" not shipping an email client on their better-than-the-iPad device...epic fail.
      minor.adjustment
      • RE: Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

        @minor.adjustment --as a corp user here's the reason.
        "According to RIM, the disconnect feature was added at the request of corporate chief information officers who feared that the tablet was too appealing to thieves looking for corporate secrets. RIM has a strong reputation for producing the most secure mobile devices in the world".

        Native email will be out shortly and it will have dual capability --satisfying consumers and business.
        fraze8888
  • RE: Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

    @nfin8@ Wakey wakey dude - Flash has worked on Android for ages. I've got a Nexus One (not exactly new by any means) and have had the whole web for ages. Great performance and battery life is fine. Also Flash runs on the Playbook. So I think it's a big fat legitimate argument ! But if you're happy to pay more for less ... get an iPhone/iPad etc.
    Jonsi
  • RE: Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

    Gang, first rule for understanding any system is to recognize that all users do NOT have the SAME needs.

    Playbook is considered an EXTENSION of a corporate network - which has to consider access to data, privacy issues, infrastructure, security protocols, disaster recovery planning, and a whole lot of governance issues. RIM already has that in place with its Blackberry Exchange Servers (and with encrypted content flowing through to Blackberry phones, etc). The Playbook is MORE SECURE with NOT having an email client and instead tethering to a Blackberry. Failing that, web browser is next best (and note, not Safari, which is one of the lesser secure modern-age browsers).

    iPad is aimed at a consumer market that cares VERY LITTLE about these issues. And as such, is difficult for systems administrators to integrate within existing data protection models for data files or email.

    Different strokes, different folks.
    GrantRowson
    • iPad not secure?

      @growson@... Cite evidence.
      MSFTWorshipper
      • RE: Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

        @MSFTWorshipper

        Considering the adoption of Good Technology at the corporate level I'd say many companies care a great deal about the things mentioned:

        http://www.good.com/news/press-releases/110422.php

        So this basically does the same this RIM is doing via Blackberry Bridge. Isolates corporate email/data. The native iOS email client is used for personal email. Good is a secure encrypted container for corporate email/PIM.

        RIM will get native email but I'm guessing until they can fully intergrate Playbook with BES to provide the required security / management it will be limited to POP/iMAP. Exchange email will likely still be limited to Blackberry Bridge for a little while.
        MobileAdmin
    • RE: Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

      this article pretty much sums it up for me. I own an iphone 4 and before that an itouch, but bought a playbook.
      http://www.canada.com/Apps+apps+PlayBook+best+tablet/4684596/story.html
      fraze8888
  • RE: Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

    Stupid question (I think) but I can't find the "music player" app. Is there another name for it?

    Dave
    harped1
  • RE: Top 10 PlayBook apps after one week on the market

    I recommend you one of the best blackberry playbook apps http://getwebreader.com/playbook-app-store
    Feel free to leave review.
    jackies_delirium