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How to Detect if an Application is Running on a BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet or Simulator

by BlackBerry Development Advisor on ‎03-17-2011 10:36 AM (3,834 Views)

It is possible for an application to determine if it is running on a real BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet or in the BlackBerry® Tablet Simulator.  The following code example demonstrates how to detect this.




if (Capabilities.manufacturer.indexOf('VMware') == -1)
//It is a BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet.
//It is a BlackBerry PlayBook Simulator.
by Developer
on ‎04-20-2011 07:13 PM

It should  be noted that the above example requires an import statement including the flash.system.Capabilities library as so:



import flash.system.Capabilities;


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