In pictures: Free Android apps for BlackBerry PlayBook, 10 best downloads

RIM recently released a major software update for its BlackBerry PlayBook that enables it to run Android applications. Android-on-the-PlayBook pickings are somewhat slim right now, but there are some quality apps out there if you know where to look, starting with these 10 great free downloads.

Google Maps for BlackBerry PlayBook

Google Maps has always been one of my favorite online-mapping and navigation apps on a variety of mobile platforms, and it's probably the best such software on the PlayBook, even though it's an Android app and turn-by-turn navigation doesn't seem to work on RIM's tablet. However, the maps functionality works well, as does the basic GPS location feature, the driving- and walking-directions functionality and public transportation schedules, etc.

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