Does anyone here have a Playbook?
It turns out the OS 2.1 (currently in beta) is 3x faster than OS 2.0. I just tried it on my Playbook and our performance test flies and gets a great average framerate of 30 fps. It previously only got 9! This makes it a potentially very good target for publishing games. I've updated our mobile performance test blog post with the new result.
If you have a Playbook you can opt in to the 2.1 beta update here:
You should see your games running way faster after the update.
In theory PhoneGap should be able to publish games as native apps to the Playbook, and apparently unlike iOS PhoneGap doesn't kill the framerate - it should be just as good. Unfortunately I haven't figured out a way to test an app without publishing it all the way to the App World. I'll investigate further tomorrow. However, I'm interested if anyone has something ready for submission to the App World and if they'd be willing to submit and share their experiences. I've heard App World apps make more money than on the Android App Store, so it would be an interesting experiment if someone has an evening free to try this.