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RIM Confirms Facebook and Twitter Apps for BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook Facebook Twitter

I have heard rumblings that RIM is working on native Twitter and Facebook apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Now we have documented proof of it courtesy of their latest document on the BlackBerry PlayBook Security Technical Overview. It details that there will be the following applications that run in personal mode instead of work mode:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Maps application
  • YouTube
  • Applications that a user downloads and installs on the tablet

I am not sure if that means RIM will also be porting BlackBerry Maps to the BlackBerry PlayBook but it is an obvious fit. Especially if it worked over Bridge mode! I am not sure if the YouTube app refers to the current one or a future one that will also allow you to upload to YouTube otherwise I see no reason for them to restrict it to “Personal Mode.”

Let us know if you spot anything else! I am hoping for RIM to create a Google Talk and News Feeds app too!

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  1. Good news. I want to get a PlayBook but I’m waiting for the email client first. It’s suppose to be within 60 days from launch. I hope Twitter and FB apps are ready around the same time if not shortly thereafter.

    • There is a free client called Early Bird. Also Playbook already comes with Gmail, Yahoo mail, and Hotmail. I use the Gmail client and it works great :)

      • Hmmm…I was not aware Gmail & Yahoo had clients for the PlayBook. That’s good news. All I’ve heard and read about is using the web to access email which is good but I want my emails stored locally on the PB so I can read them offline. Thanks for the info. Now if I can just find a PlayBook. Every place I’ve checked near me is out of the 32GB & 64GB models.

      • those “apps” are just links to the web pages.

  2. Ronen is back!

  3. Playbook apps I want to see from RIM: BBM, GoogleTalk, Playbook Protect (locks screen with owner info shown, and allows you to track your playbook’s gps location), BB Travel (easier to change plans and book hotel/car from a Playbook), BB News Feeds

  4. A google reader app would be nice. Blackberry has been severely lacking in this department.

  5. anyone have an ETA for these apps. The current Twitter selection is painful.

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