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More Background on BlackBerry PlayBook Running Android Apps

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In a recent blog post, RIM’s Jim Tobin, SVP of the Software, Services & Enterprise Markets business unit, goes into a little bit of the reasoning about why RIM is supporting Android apps on the PlayBook. The explanation is sort of how you would have guessed it would be, as the company is just reiterating its belief that open standards and more development tools make for a more vibrant platform. Specifically, Tobin says:

For both consumer and business customers, this announcement reinforces our commitment to providing choice while bolstering our platform. Our customers will benefit from having access to highly optimized and integrated apps developed specifically for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet using BlackBerry tools, as well as a much bigger catalog of apps drawing from multiple other sources, such as the Adobe Flash and Adobe AIR, HTML5 and JavaScript developer communities (as previously announced) – and now the Android developer community. And this is all being done through our BlackBerry App World storefront to manage the app discovery and download processes for consumers.

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Glide Cloud Apps and Services Available for QNX, Android Honeycomb and WebOS

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Glide is a interesting cloud storage service that has recently announced support for QNX, iOS, Android Honeycomb and webOS, allowing for sharing and collaboration between the iPad2, HP Touchpad, Motorola XOOM, Samsung Galaxy, BlackBerry Playbook and other tablets. With Glide, you can securely share videos, music, documents and photos, as well as access, edit and share files that are synced or uploaded from your PC, Mac and other devices. Glide offers 30GBs of free storage which makes it a pretty enticing solution for anyone looking for a cloud storage service. This is definitely something we’re going to try out when the PlayBook hits. Speaking of which, the iPad 2 is going on sale shortly for East coast.

Check out Glide over at glidelife.com.