If you want to make your BlackBerry Playbook a bit more useful, a mod like this would certainly put the “fun” in functionality
Businesscat2000 describes the mod as being an “iOS player of sorts” that runs iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch apps on different platforms–basically, an iOS emulator. Most apps will run on it, but games currently seem to work the best.
Although it won’t show any iOS app icons on your Playbook homescreen, the emulation software can load up 10 iOS apps at a time.
It still has a few flaws, though. For instance, the apps only show at 480-by-320-pixel resolution, so they’ll look pretty small. It also takes just under an hour to get each app working through the player.
Despite the issues surrounding this mod, it’s interesting to see a potential way of bringing more use to the Playbook. I wonder if it would really work on something like a Nintendo Wii, though. Businesscat2000 hopes to make the player public, but for now is just happy to test developers iOS apps while improving the software.Related Download
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