RIM made two announcements yesterday rounding out the BlackBerry PlayBook offering. The announced that it will ship preloaded with 7Digitals Music Store along with a PlayBook version of the BlackBerry Podcasts application. While the Podcasts app does let you watch video podcasts I have been wondering if RIM will integrate a video tie in like a streaming TV or Movie service or even one that sold shows per episode or movies.
In other words I am wondering if an app like Netflix or Amazon’s video store would be coming preloaded on the BlackBerry PlayBook. Right now the Podcasts and music options cover most of the features from iTunes but the one key thing it is missing is a solid video service even on current BlackBerry smartphones. Hopefully the PlayBook will finally fix that. I am hoping for at least Netflix and Hulu support though both should work in the browser since it has Flash support. Here is to hoping it does since we have already seen YouTube (pictured above) and Vimeo working in the browser.
I know RIM has been showing off the 1080p content playing on the device but I have been really curious to learn where they think we will be getting this professional 1080p content from! (at least legally) So what video service do you want to see on the PlayBook?