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.

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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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