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    Default Will we be able to sideload BBM from android apk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Me View Post
    Simple question, most likely complicated answer.
    This would be what engineers call an "extreme edge case". AKA, why would you want to?
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    Should be possible. But seeing as not all apps can be converted for the PB, I'm not 100% sure
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    That would be cool if you could sideload BBM to the PlayBook

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    The same reason people would want to sideload any Android app to the PB: to have it?
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    Yes if it's running on android version 2.3 (I think this is what the PB is using).
    Or else no, unless the android player of the PB gets updated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RubberChicken76 View Post
    This would be what engineers call an "extreme edge case". AKA, why would you want to?
    Android version might be better than BlackBerry's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eldricho View Post
    Should be possible. But seeing as not all apps can be converted for the PB, I'm not 100% sure

    NO. the Android BBM only supports Android 4.x +

    the Playbook has Android 2.3
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    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeroen_13 View Post
    NO. the Android BBM only supports Android 4.x +

    the Playbook has Android 2.3
    Has it been confirmed that it will be using 4.x vs 2.3? I mean, unless you're BlackBerry internal, how would you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Me View Post
    Has it been confirmed that it will be using 4.x vs 2.3? I mean, unless you're BlackBerry internal, how would you know?

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    It's been confirmed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SebastianNap View Post
    It's been confirmed.

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    Where did I miss this? Was it announced during the shareholder meeting?

    Also, is there a way to convert a 4.x app to work in 2.3? If this doesn't work the only way to get BBM on the PB is installing 10.1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhanken View Post
    That would be cool if you could sideload BBM to the PlayBook

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    It would be uncool if we have to....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Me View Post
    Where did I miss this? Was it announced during the shareholder meeting?

    Also, is there a way to convert a 4.x app to work in 2.3? If this doesn't work the only way to get BBM on the PB is installing 10.1.
    It was confirmed when they announced it was going multiplatform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Me View Post
    Where did I miss this? Was it announced during the shareholder meeting?

    Also, is there a way to convert a 4.x app to work in 2.3? If this doesn't work the only way to get BBM on the PB is installing 10.1.
    No, it's a different sdk and framework

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    BBM for Android would be native and only run on android 4.0+ so for those 2 reasons, no, we can't run the Android version of BBM on the playbook.

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    dude, you make me cry T_T
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    Wow, that would be ironic if we had to sideload an Android version of a BlackBerry app to a BlackBerry product... I admit that if probably be one of the first to do so, lol. Welcome back BBM Channels!

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    Didn't RIM also say that it will be on phones only and not tablets?
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    Probably a perfectly good reason for this it seems so obvious but I often wonder why there isn't a browser version of BBM? Why can't you just login to your account via the browser which would bring BBM to the PlayBook and only leave email to complete the bridge again for bb 10.

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    Sorry forgot about text messages as well to complete it.

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