RIM’s pictures of the BlackBerry PlayBook tend to throw me for a loop sometimes. Kiddo2050 pointed out to me that RIM has a render of the BlackBerry PlayBook on their website being inserted into an envelope showing off an app with popular magazines. It only shows the top row of titles but it includes National Geographic, Rolling Stones, Harvard Business Review, and Popular Mechanics from what I can tell.
My first reaction was that it had to be the Kobo eReader that is shipping preloaded on the BlackBerry PlayBook. The thing is the app in the render looks nothing like what RIM showed off before or Kobo showed as being the Kobo for PlayBook app. I dug a little into Kobo’s magazine and newspaper service that they have for the iPhone and iPad and that’s when things got even weirder. While the Kobo Newsstand includes the Harvard Business Review it does not have any of the other three magazines featured on their site.
So I thought I would throw it out to you all. Any ideas what this app is?