This is good news for fans who have patiently waited BlackBery presence tablet computers made by Research In Motion ( RIM ) . Playbook will support Android and Java applications . Thus , users will BlackBery Playbook will be able to run Android and Java applications , the tablet plan would be launched in the United States and Canada on April 19 , 2011 , it. " The addition of the BlackBerry Java and Android apps for the BlackBerry on the BlackBerry App World Playbook will provide more choice of applications to users and show his ability on many platforms , " said President and Co - CEO of RIM , Mike Lazaridis , in a press release thereof to VIVAnews . However, users will not be able to download and run applications on the Android Android Market, but can only download and run Android applications that have been uploaded to the BlackBerry App World . At least , the greatest convenience enjoyed by the developers of applications , because those who have made the BlackBerry Java or Android, can easily upload their applications to the BlackBerry App World . Developers just need to repackage and re- enroll BlackBerry Java or their Android applications to the BlackBerry App World . Once the application is approved , users can directly download it on the BlackBerry App World . While for developers who want to develop specific applications for Playbook, RIM has provided Software Development Kit for BlackBerry Playbook special that will support the language C / C + + , HTML 5 , the Flash and AIR . This SDK will be available in Beta version , this summer . As for specific game developers, RIM announced that it has received support from two games developer tool that is Ideaworks Labs and Unity Technologies , so that developers can use game machine cross - platform for making games on the BlackBerry Playbook. Until now , there are more than 25 thousand BlackBerry Java applications and more than 200 thousand applications Android. Playbook BlackBerry and BlackBerry Tablet OS itself is built based on QNX Neutrino microkernel architecture.