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Amazon Blocks Video Streaming On BlackBerry Tablet, Blames Apple 128

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AZA43 writes "Amazon.com has blocked its Instant Video streaming service on BlackBerry PlayBook tablets, in an apparent effort to make its Kindle Fire device more attractive to tablet buyers. And it says Apple is the reason why it blocked the service. But the company hasn't blocked comparable Android tablets from streaming Instant Video, and Android tablets hold a much larger portion of the overall tablet market than PlayBooks. Amazon will likely succeed only in alienating customer with PlayBooks who have already purchased lots of streaming video content."
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Amazon Blocks Video Streaming On BlackBerry Tablet, Blames Apple

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  • by bigrockpeltr (1752472) on Tuesday February 14, 2012 @04:17PM (#39036947)
    Did you people read the same article i did????
    • The author is not the one who received the customer service email.
    • The author was able to play the videos for approximately the last year or so.
    • The author is still able to play the same videos on an Android device with and OLDER version of flash player.

    Hence there is no technical reason why the videos shouldnt work on the Playbook. Also you cannot assume the CSR meant Adobe instead of Apple with any certainty unless you are Mr Mantri himself. The CS email is a buch of garbage that makes no sense. But Amazon has already gone back on their promise of a kindle app so im not too surprised.

  • by CastrTroy (595695) on Tuesday February 14, 2012 @04:19PM (#39036961) Homepage
    I've seen quite a few playbooks, but then, I live in Ottawa. And go past 2 RIM offices on the bus ride from work. I'm pretty sure however, that I haven't seen anybody who doesn't work for RIM with a playbook.

I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.

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