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    new playbook, some questions

    hello guys,
    i just got a new playbook.
    Looks nice, but the worse thing that is nearly all the apps are not free
    1. any suggestions on where to get good free apps
    2. any recommendations on what to do nxt? after jailbreaking




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    Hey bojomojo,

    PlayBook apps are only downloadable through App World. It is possible to sideload beta apps and other apps like that. More and more apps are on the way to the PlayBook with OS 2.0 coming out on Tuesday so expect to see more then.

    Jailbreaking (or rooting) is a pretty complex process so if you're not too comfortable with the possibility of bricking your playbook or having something go wrong with it, I'd advise you not to root it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bojomojo View Post
    hello guys,
    i just got a new playbook.
    Looks nice, but the worse thing that is nearly all the apps are not free
    1. any suggestions on where to get good free apps
    2. any recommendations on what to do nxt? after jailbreaking
    Welcome to

    Here are the "free" search results for BlackBerry PlayBook - BlackBerry App World

    Congrats on your brand new purchase of your PlayBook!

    Also, as a reminder, PlayBook OS2.0 is officially released on Feb.21, 2012, at 4:01am
    Last edited by grimreaper; 02-18-2012 at 05:58 PM. Reason: update

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    Thanks guys..
    First, why is it expected to have more apps, something specific? or just because of the QNX based OS
    Second, What is the difference between the android player, and jailbreaking and installing the android market itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bojomojo View Post
    Thanks guys..
    First, why is it expected to have more apps, something specific? or just because of the QNX based OS
    Second, What is the difference between the android player, and jailbreaking and installing the android market itself.
    Its expected have more apps as more developers embrace it as a platform. Jailbreaking allows you to manipulate the OS in ways that you would not normally be able to do. The Android player is something that is built into the PlayBook OS 2.0 Beta version it is not something provided by jailbreaking your device. As mentioned above we will be seeing the release of OS 2.0 for the PlayBook within the next few weeks. This will have the Android player capabilities built in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bojomojo View Post
    Thanks guys..
    First, why is it expected to have more apps, something specific? or just because of the QNX based OS
    Second, What is the difference between the android player, and jailbreaking and installing the android market itself.
    So, with the new OS coming out so soon, I would suggest as AgentBlackberry does is to wait for the new OS rather than bricking your new PB.
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    Another reason it's logical to expect more apps is because BlackBerry ran a contest for developers to submit their new apps for 2.0 specifically and many, if not all, of the apps will be available as soon as OS 2.0 launches on Tuesday.
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    There will be more apps. We will have the native apps for the PlayBook then we will have all the Android apps. So if you think about it like that there will be thousands of new apps.
    Last edited by ice2921; 02-19-2012 at 12:14 PM.

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    There are many, many excellent free apps. I don't know your circumstances obviously but most of the paid-for apps are, in my opinion, very cheap. I have found some very poor apps too, both free and paid-for. Did you expect everything to be free?

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