iOS Apps Can Run on a PlayBook, Kinda

If you somehow happen to own a BlackBerry PlayBook: we're very sorry for you. But still, don't be too sad, because 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 which show iOS apps running on a PlayBook. Understandably, his claims were met with skepticism 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 x 320 resolution. Still, that doesn't take away from the fact that it's an impressive accomplishment. [Crackberry via The Verge]

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Awful piece of hardware?

Someone's never actually held a playbook I see.

One hour to port an app is nothing.