Yeah, I was hoping for Android apps. Turns out it'll be part of the next OS release, OSv2, to be released in February, unless it gets pushed out again, or RIM ditches their Playbook support completely.
Supposedly there's a somewhat functioning beta available, but only if you can get developer access or want to risk a pirated version.
I'm at a loss as to what went through the minds of the folks designing the Playbook.
For one thing, they probably planned on a bigger screen, and then went with the mediocre one late in the process and just slapped a big bezel around it -- after all, everyone wants more bezel space.
And the software has kludges for change-averse business folk - such as the " rotate tablet, and the display will rotate only when you're really really sure you want to leave it that way" -- it lacks the responsiveness of even the original ipad.