iOS Apps Can Sort Of Run On A PlayBook

iOS Apps Can Sort Of Run On A PlayBook


If you paid money for a BlackBerry PlayBook, we’re very sorry for you. But don’t be too sad — apparently it’s possible to port iOS apps so that they run on your awful piece of hardware.

A user by the name of Businesscat2000 has posted a handful of videos that show iOS apps running on a PlayBook. Understandably, his claims were met with scepticism on the CrackBerry Forums, until one user sent him an iPhone-only app, which he then got up and running on a PlayBook within an hour. Hmmm.

Sadly, this isn’t going to turn your PlayBook into a piece of hardware worth owning. If it takes an expert an hour to port a single app, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to get it up and running. Also, the apps will only run at 480×320 resolution. Still, that doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s an impressive accomplishment. [Crackberry via The Verge]