Everyone is anxiously awaiting news on the BlackBerry PlayBook and one of the most common questions is "When is it being released?" While we still don't have a date confirmed on the actual release of the device, it looks like developers are making use of the available tools and designing applications for consumers to download once it's available.
The first application to be accepted into BlackBerry App World for the PlayBook is called Memory4Kidz. Listed as a free download this is Flashcanon's version of the classic memory game that every one knows and loves. His description: "Memory4Kidz is a simple memory game that allows children to focus on the basics of colors, numbers and shapes by choosing the appropriate game type. Parents can also sit with their kids and help them learn along the way."
Jason Fincanon saw that RIM was offering a free BlackBerry PlayBook to developers that came up with an application and had it published in BlackBerry App World before the PlayBook release, and decided to jump on it. While visually the game could use a little polishing, I think it's awesome that Jason was able to develop a game and have it accepted so quickly. His efforts show what a little determination and a great incentive program can do.
You can check out Memory4Kidz at the link below. It is currently showing as a free download, compatible with only the PlayBook. No word on whether it will be a free app once the PlayBook launches. I wonder how soon it will be before more apps start popping up in App World? With the launch slated for "early this year" it's definitely time to start seeing them. After all, what fun is a new tablet with no apps? What applications are your must haves for the PlayBook?
Source: PlayBook Daily