View Poll Results: How many PlayBook apps are you expecting at launch?

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  • Up to 500

    6 10.91%
  • Up to 1,000

    6 10.91%
  • Up to 2,000

    12 21.82%
  • Up to 4,000

    12 21.82%
  • Above 4,000

    19 34.55%
  1. snuci's Avatar
    It's a simple question. At launch, considering this is a new platform and developers haven't seen any hardware, how many apps do you think is conservatively reasonable for the launch of the PlayBook?

    Note: Blackberry Classic phone apps and Android Apps cannot be ported or run before launch on April 19th, 2011 so please don't include these in your estimates.
    Last edited by snuci; 04-12-11 at 07:29 PM.
    04-12-11 07:24 PM
  2. Fubaz's Avatar
    well considering so many are porting them from android as well if they have a 1000 or more... life is good.
    and remember that is just for launch day, im sure it will grow 10 fold within the first month
    04-12-11 07:26 PM
  3. zamzarvideo's Avatar
    It depends on how good they are. We don't need tons of calculators and other stuff. I'd be fine if there were a few good games and stuff to maybe play ABC shows (if it doesn't use Flash), a Netflix app (though that's probably coming after launch), and maybe even developer-created email, contacts, and calendar apps. (and messaging apps) If there are too many at once, it could be overwhelming, especially with games that you would want to play.
    04-12-11 07:26 PM
  4. Lawcheehung's Avatar
    I think it would be nice to have the popular apps from large companies such as Skype, Twitter, Netflix, Facebook, Kindle, VLC etc.
    04-12-11 07:29 PM
  5. howarmat's Avatar
    im sure they have a couple thousand already
    04-12-11 07:33 PM
  6. Lawcheehung's Avatar
    The iPad launched with nearly 2,000 tablet specific apps, but it also had access to iphone/ipod touch appbase since they could be stretched and used on the tablet. I think it should be quality over quantity. Though it's all about the big numbers nowadays...
    04-12-11 07:41 PM
  7. dkingsf's Avatar
    The reality, users will only have a few apps that they need and a few more that they really want. 500 apps should give a good sampling. As long as they're not 450 fart apps.
    04-12-11 07:45 PM
  8. mandony's Avatar
    The iPad launched with nearly 2,000 tablet specific apps, ... it should be quality over quantity.
    True story.
    Now, one hundred bezillion iPad apps! Only one thousand are worthwhile ...

    I never paid for a BB phone app and I will only buy a few for PB's unless they have real value for me.
    04-12-11 07:59 PM
  9. drethos's Avatar
    Where's the option of "it doesn't matter as long as they have a mind blowing good devise it can stand on it's own while developers make quality apps"?
    04-12-11 08:07 PM
  10. dkingsf's Avatar
    Where's the option of "it doesn't matter as long as they have a mind blowing good devise it can stand on it's own while developers make quality apps"?
    It does matter. Without apps, no functionality/productivity. What's the point of killer hardware without something to do with it?
    howarmat likes this.
    04-12-11 08:30 PM
  11. RescueCop's Avatar
    The Playbook will launch with a very good browser, support for the most popular Microsoft Office documents, an excellent e-reader, BB Messenger, an impressive media player, and a couple of great games. Native e-mail, calendaring and contacts support should arrive fairly soon after launch. That meets the vast majority of my app needs already. If RIM will enable USB OTG and somebody will create a decent basic photo editing app, and I can get a notepad / sketching app and a good GPS navigation app, the Playbook will meet all of my basic mobile computing needs. Sure, I have plenty of wants, but the Playbook seems like it will be well on the way to meeting my actual needs right out of the box.
    04-12-11 08:49 PM
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